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Bloodvein River First Nation joins efforts to protect Boreal Forest through World Heritage Site

Bloodvein River First Nation joins efforts to protect Boreal Forest through World Heritage Site

Bloodvein River First Nation has joined the quest for a World Heritage Site on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. As an active member of Pimachiowin Aki – a unique partnership to safeguard the Anishinabe culture and the boreal forest – Bloodvein River First Nation joins the First Nations of Poplar River, Little Grand Rapids, Paungassi and Pikangikum as well as the provincial governments of Manitoba and Ontario.

William Young, band councilor and spokesperson for Bloodvein First Nation, reveals that more than half of the community’s traditional territory of 4300 square kilometres will be added to the current 40,000 square kilometres in the proposed World Heritage Site area. He states it is likely more land will be included after consultation with community membership.

Bloodvein River First Nation is located 210 kilometres north of Winnipeg along three kilometres of shoreline on the …

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Bloodvein River First Nation has joined the quest for a World Heritage Site on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. As an active member of Pimachiowin Aki – a unique partnership to safeguard the Anishinabe culture and the boreal forest – Bloodvein River First Nation joins the First Nations of Poplar River, Little Grand Rapids, Paungassi and Pikangikum as well as the provincial governments of Manitoba and Ontario.

William Young, band councilor and spokesperson for Bloodvein First Nation, reveals that more than half of the community’s traditional territory of 4300 square kilometres will be added to the current 40,000 square kilometres in the proposed World Heritage Site area. He states it is likely more land will be included after consultation with community membership.

Bloodvein River First Nation is located 210 kilometres north of Winnipeg along three kilometres of shoreline on the …

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View our showcase preview of the upcoming Voices of the Land video, which will feature interviews with Elders and majestic east side landscapes. Music by Tribe of One.

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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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.

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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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