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  • » In the News | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    announcing a two day summit dealing with Lake Winnipeg The two day conference starting today is pulling together government officials business leaders academics and students Heather Leschied program director of Wildsight said the idea to create a national group came when they started giving advice to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation Wildsight has been working for years to reduce nutrients in the Columbia River watershed She said one of the Read the rest of this story Posted in In the News No Comments Caribou Survival Depends on Ancient Cultural Knowledge caption id attachment 694 align alignright width 300 caption Credit Valerie Courtois Canadian Boreal Initiative caption It s beginning to be the time of year when caribou as reindeer are known in North America show up on holiday cards and tree ornaments But not all is well with this iconic species which has been in retreat from humans for decades Now new thinking about the conservation and restoration of North America s wild herds of caribou combines not only the latest western approach to science but also the tried and tested ancient knowledge and perspectives of indigenous cultures that co existed so long and so successfully with these northern animals Caribou known as reindeer are tough adaptable creatures and it s no wonder they are attributed with the power of flight in Christmas stories Yet the current reality is a far cry from the folklore these animals are in severe decline Circling the northern Read the rest of this story Posted in In the News No Comments On A Deadly Trail Caribou are disappearing at an alarming rate But some think they know how to save them ï For years First Nations groups and scientists have been warning about the decline of caribou Now with some herds wiped out completely and others suffering declines of up to 97 per cent since the 1980s governments and resource companies are finally taking note caption id attachment 701 align alignright width 300 caption Photo Source Valerie Courtois Canadian Boreal Initiative caption The threat to caribou was an especially hot topic last month in Winnipeg at the 13th annual North American Caribou Workshop normally a low key event dominated by scientists and researchers First Nations asked to consult based on their millennia long relationship with the animal made up more then half of the participants and the workshop attracted representatives from the governments of Greenland Russia the Canadian Prairies and territories and Read the rest of this story Posted in In the News No Comments The Boreal Forest Network Presents The Water of Life Benefit Three Days of Art Music and Speakers caption id attachment 679 align alignright width 182 caption Click image for print quality poster caption November 19 20 21 2010 91 Albert Street For Immediate Release November 15 2010 The Water of Life is a three day exploration of our relationship with water through art music and speakers Art on display is by James Hogaboam paintings and photographs of Lake Winnipeg Thomas

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  • » David Suzuki: Protecting the boreal wilderness known as Pimachiowin Aki | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    grown by more than 700 per cent over the past 40 years to sustain crop yields over an ever increasing area On the other hand Canada s rugged and inaccessible terrain small and concentrated population and relatively recent history of urban and resource development have spared us from the scale and intensity of land use change that many other regions have experienced A review of the state of Canada s forests and woodlands by Global Forest Watch Canada concluded that we are one of the few countries with large tracts of forests relatively undisturbed by human activity They found that about half of Canada s forests are still intact Most are found in the greenbelt of northern boreal forest that stretches across the country One of the largest areas of untouched boreal wilderness left in the world straddles a significant section of Eastern Manitoba and Northern Ontario The local Anishinabe First Nation calls this massive 43 000 square kilometre region Pimachiowin Aki Pim MATCH cho win Ahh KEY In English it means the the land that gives life Home to such threatened species as woodland caribou and dotted with freshwater lakes wild rivers and biodiversity rich wetlands Pimachiowin Aki has remained more or less unchanged for some 5 000 years roughly as long as recorded human history It is the very absence of clear cuts mines hydroelectric dams transmission lines and other industrial infrastructure along with the region s rich cultural landscape that makes Pimachiowin Aki so exceptional and it is for this reason that First Nations communities want to protect it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site As Sophia Rabliauskas a Pimachiowin Aki spokesperson and leader from the community of Poplar River says As First Nations we already know the value of this land because we live on it

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  • » PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS BEGIN ON BLOODVEIN LAND-MANAGEMENT PLAN | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    land use area is going to the public consultation stage In December 2009 Bloodvein River s renewed interest in the Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Project was announced The project is a partnership of the Bloodvein River Pauingassi Little Grand Rapids Poplar River and Pikangikum First Nations and the governments of Ontario and Manitoba Bloodvein River s plan outlines its vision of the protection and development activities to take place in its planning area A section of Atikaki Provincial Park which is covered by an existing management plan falls within Bloodvein River s traditional territory The proposed Pimitotah traditional use planning area regulation describes the boundaries of the proposed area and the proposed management plan that would apply to it In addition to establishing a permanent protected area the plan proposes community resource and commercial development zones A public meeting will be held to review the proposed planning area regulation and management plan on Friday July 8 from 10 a m to 5 30 p m on the main floor Southeast Resource Development Council offices 360 Broadway Winnipeg Comment sheets on the proposed regulation and management plan can be found at www manitoba ca conservation Comments may also be given to

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/730/public-consultations-begin-on-bloodvein-land-management-plan (2016-02-09)
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  • » Mother Earth Water Walk | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    this Story Email This Story Mother Earth Water Walk May 26th 2011 As the northern snows begin to melt and further south spring rains fall our Mother Earth awakens and new life begins At this time of renewal Anishinaabe grandmothers women and men and youth from Canada and the United States will continue walking for our waters The Mother Earth Water Walk began in 2003 in answer to question What

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/727/mother-earth-water-walk (2016-02-09)
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  • » The Boreal Forest: Our Land, Our Story, Our Responsibility | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Boreal Forest Our Land Our Story Our Responsibility Comment on this Story Email This Story The Boreal Forest Our Land Our Story Our Responsibility May 20th 2011 You are invited to attend The Boreal Forest Our Land Our Story Our Responsibility National Aboriginal Speaking Series Tour Thursday June 2nd 7 00 p m at the University of Manitoba Free admission Open to the Public Refreshments provided The Canadian Boreal Initiative is inviting you to the opening event of its National Aboriginal Speaking Series Tour Come and celebrate the leadership and commitment of Aboriginal communities in the conservation and sustainable development of the Boreal forest The evening will be dedicated to Aboriginal leaders who will share their stories from the Boreal Forest both successes and challenges Sophia Rabliauskas well known First Nations activist Pimachiowin Aki spokesperson and leader of Poplar River First Nation in Manitoba will be speaking with Stephen Kakfwi a gifted and passionate speaker former Premier of the NWT and Dene Nation President The event will open with the performance of prominent local band Eagle Hawk Please see details in the attached poster click image or click here For further information please contact our Events Coordinator Sarah de Jonge

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/724/the-boreal-forest-our-land-our-story-our-responsibility (2016-02-09)
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  • » PROVINCE INVESTS $800,000 IN MOOSE POPULATION RESTORATION PLAN | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    areas of the province Premier Greg Selinger announced here today We are concerned about the decline of the moose population in these areas and we are investing in rebuilding the population said Selinger To reverse the decline and restore the population to sustainable numbers we are consulting First Nations Métis and other Aboriginal communities as well as the general public to develop long term plans to ensure the population is not reduced to this level in the future The areas of concern include Game Hunting Area GHA 18 in the Duck Mountain area of west central Manitoba GHA 14 in the vicinity of the Swan Pelican Provincial Forest and GHA 26 which extends from Lake Winnipeg to the Ontario boundary between the Winnipeg and Wanipigow rivers including Nopiming Provincial Park Included in the total program is an additional 190 000 that will be allocated to the Wildlife Enhancement Initiative for aerial surveys related to moose management The initiative is dedicated to wildlife management and is related to the number of hunting licences sold in Manitoba Other provincial initiatives include Increased enforcement to ensure compliance with wildlife regulations The Duck Mountain area will get two additional natural resource officers and better patrol coverage and a resource officer assigned to GHA 26 bringing the complement of staff in that area to six Two new wildlife biologists to implement all aspects of the moose recovery program including contacts with First Nations Métis and Aboriginal people Road access management to areas of high moose density including permanent and short term decommissioning of all weather secondary and winter roads in critical parts of the province Wolf management surveys Reliable wolf population estimates are critical to understand how wolves are influencing moose populations and guide options for wolf management The province is establishing a moose advisory

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/721/province-invests-800000-in-moose-population-restoration-plan (2016-02-09)
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  • » Lake Winnipeg Water Regulation | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Lake Winnipeg Water Regulation Comment on this Story Email This Story Lake Winnipeg Water Regulation February 10th 2011 Lake Winnipeg s water levels have been regulated for hydro electric production since 1976 Public hearings will take place later this year to review Manitoba Hydro s license to do so This workshop will explore the history of regulation and its effects on the environment and local communities March 19th 2011 10

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/713/lake-winnipeg-water-regulation (2016-02-09)
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  • » Anne Marie Sam » 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 Anne Marie Sam To A Friend Email a copy of Anne Marie Sam to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail Your Remark Friend s Name Separate multiple

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