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  • » Sophia Rabliauskas | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    re busy negotiating with the provincial government now to get that Rabliauskas is working with other First Nations in the area to safeguard an even larger section of the boreal forest and declare it a UNESCO World Heritage Site She hopes her work will be an inspiration to other First Nations who face similar challenges protecting their land Vast areas of Canada s boreal forest have been clear cut by logging companies and subject to invasive mining development The Boreal Forest Network reports that nearly 65 per cent of Canada s boreal forests have been slated for long term clear cut It s been a long process and the work continues to protect the land We got temporary protection but what we really need is full protection of this land and we re busy negotiating with the provincial government now to get that She s been a consistent voice and advocate for protecting traditional territory and an international voice for protecting the boreal forest It s great that she s being recognized for her work Environmentalists and residents fear that these boundless forests could be the next target of the world s pulp and paper industry Gaile Whelan Enns Manitoba Wildlands director says Rabliauskas s involvement in her community has to do with preserving the traditional knowledge that has been passed down to her She s been a consistent voice and advocate for protecting traditional territory and an international voice for protecting the boreal forest It s great that she s being recognized for her work she says A recent climate action plan released by the Manitoba government says they are committed to working together with the Government of Ontario and First Nations Communities to sustain one of the largest untouched tracts of boreal forest in North America through a UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination In April last year Rabliauskas was one of the six activists to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco for her work Only three other Canadians have received the award More information on her community s work protecting the boreal forest can be found at www poplarriverfirstnation ca Be Sociable Share Tweet You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site One Response to Sophia Rabliauskas Forest Policy Research Blog Archive 367 BC Canada Says July 4th 2008 at 7 53 pm 12 In 2004 residents of Poplar River First Nation convinced the Manitoba Government to stop all mining and logging on their traditional land 600km northeast of Winnipeg for the next five years Sophia Rabliauskas is a member of this community and at the forefront of their struggle for full protection She is now being recognized for her tenacity with one of the provinceâ s highest awards the Order of Manitoba â œIt feels great to be recognized â Rabliauskas says â œItâ s good because it gives the whole community of Poplar River the support we

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/stories/61/sophia-rabliauskas (2016-02-09)
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  • » Mary Crate: The Water Caretakers | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    takes a turn at carrying the small copper vessel that houses pure spring water The woman carrying the vessel head bowed is silent and focused within the orchestra of activity taking place Children are bouncing along becoming comfortable with their new friends Passing the copper vessel over to another Mary Crate can now converse with the human realm and takes this opportunity to educate the children She tells them about their Mother the Earth She explains that the Earth provides them with everything they need to live and they should treat Her with the same care and respect that they treat their own mothers walking with them today The lesson in this teaching has impacted the thoughts of the children as told by their wide eyes and now silent dispositions They are mulling it over in their minds and imaginations imaginations that do not have the difficulty adult imaginations have and quickly see the truth in Mary s statement Soon a little boy approaches Mary and he lets her know that he will tell his kids about the Earth as Mother She smiles because she knows he will and that every one of those children will now have this teaching with them forever Soon a little boy approaches Mary and he lets her know that he will tell his kids about the Earth as Mother She smiles because she knows he will and that every one of those children will now have this teaching with them forever In this way knowledge will be passed on down the line of generations A Ceremony When the lake is reached the group meanders its way to the shore The pure waters from the vessel are poured into the lake to heal and rejuvenate its polluted waters The children all have offerings of tobacco

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/stories/57/mary-crate-the-water-caretakers (2016-02-09)
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  • » Randy Kapashesit » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Responsibility Peigi Wilson Lessons from the Land of the Sleeping Giant An Interview with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail Randy Kapashesit To A Friend Email a copy of Randy Kapashesit to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail Your Remark Friend s Name Separate multiple entries

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/stories/262/randy-kapashesit/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » Fred Stevens – Sustainable Harvest – Balance » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Lessons from the Land of the Sleeping Giant An Interview with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail Fred Stevens Sustainable Harvest Balance To A Friend Email a copy of Fred Stevens Sustainable Harvest Balance to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail Your Remark Friend s Name

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/stories/223/fred-stevens/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » Here We Go Again – An Interview with William Young » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    of the Sleeping Giant An Interview with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail Here We Go Again An Interview with William Young To A Friend Email a copy of Here We Go Again An Interview with William Young to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail Your

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/stories/209/here-we-go-again-an-interview-with-william-young/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » Fisher River Cree Nation: Guardians of Mother Earth » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Land of the Sleeping Giant An Interview with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail Fisher River Cree Nation Guardians of Mother Earth To A Friend Email a copy of Fisher River Cree Nation Guardians of Mother Earth to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail Your Remark

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/stories/147/fisher-river-cree-nation-guardians-of-mother-earth/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » Interview with Waubgeshig Rice » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Wilson Lessons from the Land of the Sleeping Giant An Interview with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail Interview with Waubgeshig Rice To A Friend Email a copy of Interview with Waubgeshig Rice to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail Your Remark Friend s Name Separate

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/stories/115/interview-with-waubgeshig-rice/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » Clayton Thomas-Müller » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Peigi Wilson Lessons from the Land of the Sleeping Giant An Interview with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail Clayton Thomas Müller To A Friend Email a copy of Clayton Thomas Müller to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail Your Remark Friend s Name Separate multiple

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/stories/86/clayton-thomas-muller/email/ (2016-02-09)
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