First Nations Water

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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