First Nations Water

Water youth learning about Lake Winnipeg contest graphic

Who Can enter: Youth under the age of 25.  

Why enter: Lake Winnipeg is home to many people and species. As a collective we all have a voice in the protection of the life blood of Mother Earth. The more we know about our relatives the more we come to appreciate their place along side us in this fight for our water.  

How to enter: Submit a video with at least 4 facts of each western scientific information and Indigenous knowledge on ONE of our relatives (Cedar, Moose, Geese, Pickerel etc.) that calls Lake Winnipeg home. This would require some research (There is a space on registration to source...

LWIC Gathering Misipawistik Camp

First Nations surrounding Lake Winnipeg who are committed to participating in the decision-making of LWIC are invited to participate on our steering committee.  LWIC acts as a watchdog for Lake Winnipeg and provides First Nations with many resources.


  • Receive plain-language information and updates on emerging issues and legislation changes which could impact Lake Winnipeg or the resources it provides
  • Access resources from the LWIC Coordinator (assistance with funding proposals, information briefs, submissions to parliament)
  • Develop and participate in projects to help restore the health...

Over the past four decades Lake Winnipeg has been in decline as a result of nutrient loading, climate change, resource extraction, hydropower development, agriculture, and more recently, aquatic invasive species. These effects have had an impact on all those who live, work and play on the lake. The First Nations who are connected to Lake Winnipeg have a great deal of knowledge of the lake and have seen significant impact on their cultural, spiritual, social and economic well-being as a direct result of this environmental challenge. It has also been recognized that Indigenous voices are notably...

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