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First Nations Liaison Committee

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The community associations that comprise Georgian Bay Association are located on the traditional territories of numerous First Nations who also have reserve lands around the Bay.

These include:

Whitefish River Wasauksing
Wikwemikong Moose Deer Point
Dokis Wahta
Henvey InletChristian Island
MagnetawanChippewas of Nawash
ShawanagaSaugeen

and there are other First Nation communities on Manitoulin Island:

SheguindahZhiibaahaasing
M’ChigeengAundeck Omni Kaning
Sheshegwaning

GBA has identified a priority to reach out to try to create a meaningful dialogue with many of these First Nations, particularly as we promote the concept of Guardians of Georgian Bay and work on our various environmental initiatives.

Committee Mandate:

To be a conduit for communications with First Nations on issues of interest.

Accountabilities:

To seek awareness and understanding of First Nations’ perspectives on land, forest, fisheries and water issues and work to improve communications between GBA and its member associations on the one hand and First Nations bands on the other and to nurture collaborative guardianship efforts on facets of Georgian Bay of common concern

Committee Members:

Chair: Anne Stewart
Members:

Bob Duncanson*
Freda Klassen
John McMullen
Liz Phillips
Doug Whitton

Available Documents:

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