On August 21st-24th, 2017, LWIC partnered with Misipawistik Cree Nation and the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative to host the first LWIC youth gathering. This gathering brought Indigenous youth to the Misipawistik Culture camp to learn about the cultural, spiritual, recreational and economic value of Lake Winnipeg.
Traditional ceremonies, including a pipe and sweat lodge ceremony were held. The youth also heard traditional songs and teachings from elders. Local representatives from Misipawistik Cree Nation also spoke to the youth about the history of their...
On March 23rd, 2017, LWIC launched its first video series. This four-video series features Norway House Cree Nation, Misipawistik Cree Nation, Fisher River Cree Nation, and Brokenhead Ojibway Nation. The series describes each First Nation and the traditional uses of their waters, the relationships they have with Lake Winnipeg, and the environmental challenges they face in the midst of resource development in the Lake Winnipeg Basin.
This project was sponsored by the Department of Sport, Culture, and Heritage of the Manitoba Government.