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Tour Canada’s Boreal Forest

Spanning 1.2 billion acres, Canada’s boreal forest is the largest intact forest ecosystem on the planet. This unique environment is home to hundreds of species of migratory fish and birds, and contains carbon-rich soil and permafrost critical to the fight against global warming.

See more at the Pew Environment Group

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David Suzuki Visits Manitoba – May 27, 2011 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

David Suzuki Visits Manitoba - May 27, 2011 - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Environmental activist David Suzuki talks about the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site in the boreal forests east of Lake Winnipeg.

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CKUW interview For BiPole 3

CKUW interview For BiPole 3

Janice Nelson at CKUW talks to Susanne McCrea, Executive Director of the Boreal Forest Network and Lynne Fenandez, of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives about their groups positions on hydro BiPole 3; why it should be kept off the east side of Lake Winnipeg; what is the controversy all about; what’s so special about the east side. Aired March 2, 2011.

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Interview with Flora Ruck – The harvesting, preparation and use of traditional medicines

Interview with Flora Ruck – The harvesting, preparation  and use of traditional medicines

Interview with Flora Ruck – A rare look at the harvesting, preparation and use of traditional medicines. The interview was granted during the Boreal Forest Network. The late Elder Garry Raven hosted East Side Elders Gathering at Raven’s Creek, in Hollow Water First Nation, in September 2009. Flora’s interview is a preview of the interview to appear in the upcoming Voices of the Land Video, a project of the Boreal Forest Network and eyedzproductions.

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Ecotourism and the East Side’s UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Ecotourism and the East Side’s UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Shaking the Tree Radio presents Ecotourism and the East Side’s UNESCO World Heritage Site?

In this show guest hosts Agnes Pawlowksa and Rob Officer discuss the possibilities for ecotourism if the East Side is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Listen to it here

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Susanne McCrea: Interview by Mary Jane of Wooden Spoons

Susanne McCrea: Interview by Mary Jane of Wooden Spoons

Susanne McCrea was a guest on the April 16, 2010 edition of Wooden Spoons, produced by Mary Jane. Wooden Spoons is a program of CKUW, 95.9 FM. Click the play button to listen now.

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Will There be a New UNESCO Site in Manitoba? – A Feature Interview with Conservationist Don Sullivan

Will There be a New UNESCO Site in Manitoba? - A Feature Interview with Conservationist Don Sullivan

“Finding ways to reconnect with the natural world is profoundly important to me in an age where the very thing we depend on to exist — nature — has seemingly been forgotten.
-Don Sullivan

For 25 years Don Sullivan has been visiting the Eastside of Lake Winnipeg. As the former president of the Boreal Forest Network (BFN), he worked to protect it, and he’s still pushing to preserve it today as a special advisor for Manitoba Conservation.

In 2008, he decided to combine his interests in photography and the area by creating Landscapes from Manidoo Abi, a beautiful coffee table book featuring photos from the forest to raise awareness about the movement to have part of it designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Coordinated by a group called Pimachiowin Aki, creation …

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East Side Road for Communities Not Hydro

East Side Road for Communities Not Hydro

By Susanne McCrea – Boreal Forest Network

Opponents to the West side routing of BiPole III continue to stir the pot, despite a firm decision by the government of Manitoba to not construct the third BiPole down the Eastside of Lake Winnipeg.
The latest criticism levelled at the government of Manitoba is if the government is prepared to proceed with the construction of an all weather road up the East side of Lake Winnipeg than why would they not construct BiPole III to follow alongside the all weather road.

The critics note that the construction of an all weather on the East side would have the same, or a larger environmental foot print, than BiPole III .This statement is simply not true. The two are not comparable. A Bipolar would have an enormously greater impact.

The government announced that it would only proceed …

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Lake Winnipeg – East Side Montage

Lake Winnipeg - East Side Montage

The Voices of the Land video educational project is under way. The video will promote greater cultural understanding of the traditional lifestyles and history of Indigenous Peoples, on the East Side of Lake Winnipeg, and will encourage a respectful attitude toward Indigenous Peoples and the caretaking role they play on their traditional territories and the east side boreal forests.

Video recorded interviews with Elders will preserve their teachings for future generations. Many Elders are now gone and those who remain have a great deal to offer in terms of their knowledge of the land and the relationship that Indigenous Peoples play in caring for it.

Our Indigenous Peoples lived in harmony with the earth for thousands of years. In this time of industrialization, large scale resource extraction and climate insecurity, …

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Louis Young

Louis Young

Former Chief of Bloodvein First Nation
On the Manitoba Hydro Corridor – East Side Lake Winnipeg

A number of years ago, I worked with the Department of Indian Affairs in Thompson, Manitoba. One day, way, way up at Tadoule Lake, in one of the most northerly communities in Manitoba, I was complaining about what the white man does to destroy nature and people. An elder that I worked with, the late Sam T Anderson, began to laugh and said, “I used to say those things too… you white men killed off all our buffalo!” He laughed again and continued, “We didn’t even have buffalo in Norway House.”

Sam taught me a lot in those years that we worked together. I often think of him as I do my own parents, Charles and Isabel Young, who are also gone to the other side. These …

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