NPLRA members may recall that there was a fair bit of media coverage about the Wild Rice situation in Pigeon Lake in the summer and fall of 2015. Recently, your Board of Directors contacted the Trent-Severn Waterway (Parks Canada) to get more information. Parks Canada got back to us and indicated that they are committed to maintaining up-to-date information on the Parks Canada Website about the ongoing consultations between Parks Canada and the First Nations regarding Wild Rice, as it becomes available.
If members have any immediate questions or concerns regarding Wild Rice, Parks Canada encourages you to contact them at Ont.Trensevern@pc.gc.ca or to contact Beth McEachern at 705-750-4924.
Parks Canada indicates that they “very much appreciate being able to work with stakeholders such as yourselves in the on-going management of the Trent-Severn Waterway.”
Below are statements from Truth and Reconciliation – Bobcaygeon and Save Pigeon Lake* outlining their perspectives on Wild Rice (Manomin) in Pigeon Lake. Click on the organizations’ names to follow links for more information about the organizations behind these statements.
*N.B. NPLA and Save Pigeon Lake are separate organizations and are not affiliated.
Truth and Reconciliation – Bobcaygeon Statement:
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Save Pigeon Lake Statement:
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