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Shawanaga Island: Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area

Nobel, ON

Programs
Habitat Protection | Research
Description

Shawanaga First Nation has been working since 2019 to establish an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area on Shawanaga Island and its surrounding waters. We will lead the protection and care of the Shawanaga Island IPCA using our own laws, governance and knowledge systems as well as western science and management principles. The Georgian Bay shoreline and Shawanaga Island has been home to us, the Anishinabe of Shawanaga First Nation, for thousands of years. By creating the IPCA, we are rebuilding connections to the Island that have been lost in recent generations.

Organization Type
Indigenous
Location
Nobel, ON
Region: north