May 2017

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The Indigenous Tribes/First Nations from the headwaters to the mouth of the Yukon River are initiating the clean up and preservation of the Yukon River for the protection of  future generations and for the continuation of their traditional way of life. They are hosting the 11th Biennial Summit in Carcross, Yukon Territory to celebrate 20 years of One People, One River. 

Over the last 3-4 years, Professor Aimée Craft has been working with Elders and learning from them on Anishinaabe law, with a specific focus on water law, Anishinaabe nibi inaakonigewin. There have been 3 big gatherings thus far (Roseau River in June 2013, Whiteshell Provincial Park (Bannock Point) in September 2014 and again in Whiteshell Provincial Park in June 2015). There have also been various planning meetings and mini-gatherings with the Elders throughout these years.

The purpose of these gatherings was to engage communities and learn from the elders about Anishinaabe law in our own...

Gord Bluesky Sustainability Awards Brokenhead

On May 10th, 2017, LWIC's South Basin Representative, Gord Bluesky, was recognized at the Manitoba Excellence in Sustinability Awards with an honorable mention for his work in water and natural area stewardship. For the past decade, Gord has demonstrated his commitment to sustainability as the Lands and Resources Manager for the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation and as a member of the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association Board of Directors. Gord has also been LWIC's south basin representative since the group began in 2014 and has been instrumental to LWIC's leadership and success...

Honeymoon Lake Camp by Ron Cook

LWIC is happy to announce that we are hosting a youth gathering at the Misipawistik Culture Camp from August 21st to 24th. Thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative, LWIC is able to provide a 60% subsidy on mileage for chaperones and 100% of the costs of meals and lodging at the camp. Activities planned include traditional teachings, tours, science activities, and fishing workshops on the water. 

Misipawistik Culture Camp

Northern Manitoba Food Culture Community Collaborative



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