First Nations have been the stewards of Turtle Island since time immemorial. Our sacred responsibility to protect and preserve comes from direct relationship with the land, waters, and all of Creation. However, First Nation Traditional Knowledge has not been considered in resource planning and management, and only recently have First Nations been invited to participate in watershed management planning.
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization, Grand Council Treaty #3, and International Institute for Sustainable Development are looking to partner with Sagkeeng First Nation, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, and Black River First Nation in a community-driven research project that focuses on watershed management planning in the Lake Winnipeg River Basin.
The Two Path Management project aims to understand how First Nations view watershed management in the region and explore how Traditional Knowledge can work together with Western knowledge to inform management practices.