Fall Gathering in Misipawistik Cree Nation
In September 2016, five LWIC First Nations were represented at a 4-day gathering at the Misipawistik Cree Nation culture camp. At this gathering, many elders and community members joined the conversations and discussions about how to address the impacts on Lake Winnipeg. LWIC representatives heard about the history and lasting effects of hydropower development in the Misipawistik traditional territory, established communication plans, and generated ideas for future projects and initiatives. At this gathering, the LWIC Accord was finalized, outlining the relationship between Indigenous people and Lake Winnipeg, and describing the group’s commitment to solutions. LWIC representatives also spent time on the water, touring the impacted areas in Misipawistik traditional territory, and hearing stories of flooded and abandoned fishing camps.