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On the evening of October 20, more than 130 people convened at the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Community Centre to learn about the amazing work First Nations communities are doing to care for species at risk and their habitats across Ontario. The evening event was generously hosted by Chippewas of the Thames First Nation southwest of London, and presented as part of Carolinian Canada’s Ecosystem Recovery Forum series, with funding support from Environment Canada. First Nations from as far away as Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island and Neyaashiinigmiing on the Bruce Peninsula showcased their species at risk projects with presentations and displays. Young conservationists from Aamjiwnaang and Chippewas of the Thames First Nations showcased the multifaceted activities of the “Antler River Guardians from the Four Directions” youth group over the past year. Bkejwanong (Walpole Island) First Nation presentations emphasized the strong linkages between nature preservation, traditions and language in local Anishinaabe culture. The event was a unique sharing of traditional knowledge, modern science and practical on-the-ground conservation practices -- a wonderful learning experience for all, set in the heart of Ontario's Carolinian life zone.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Join us on October 20th and learn about the amazing work First Nations communities are doing to care for species at risk and their habitats! The evening event, generously hosted by Chippewas of the Thames First Nation southwest of London, will include a traditional Anishinaabe welcome ceremony, a full dinner, talks by First Nation Species At Risk programs from across southern Ontario, a keynote presentation by the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Species At Risk Project team, and a traditional closing ceremony. First Nations from as far away as Manitoulin Island, the Bruce Peninsula and Walpole Island will be showcasing their projects with displays, presentations and handout materials. The event will be a unique sharing of traditional knowledge, modern science and practical on-the-ground conservation practices -- a wonderful learning experience for all, set in the heart of Ontario's Carolinian life zone.

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