"knowledge" that reflects our experience
, understanding, wisdom, values, beliefs, norms and priorities
governing our relationships with Mother Earth and all her beings, derived
and developed through living in our homeland ecosystem since immemorial.
We have occupied the lands and waters of northern
Manitoba since time immemorial.
Over the centuries our people have accumulated, and continue to accumulate
invaluable traditional knowledge about thier homeland ecosystem, including its many
components and thier relationships to each other and to themselves.
We have also accumulated unique knowledge related to the effects of
hydroelectric development, having lived in the midst of major
developments for over over 5 decades.
Community Specific Adverse Effects Programs
Both Tataskweyak Cree Nation and War Lake First Nation
negotiated Keeyask Adverse Effects Agreements with Manitoba Hydro.
These agrrements contain unique programs to address the
concerns of CNP members identified during thier environmental evaluation
of Keeyask, including effects on thier constitutionally protected right
to exercise thier customs, practices and traditions
such as - hunting, fishing and trapping.