Resolution Number: 2017-09-07Beaver Protection And Management Strategy
2017-09-07 EXCERPT:

Mushkegowuk Council

32Annual Mamowihitowin

Resolution No. 2017-09-07

Attawapiskat First Nation

Kashechewan First Nation

Fort Albany

First Nation

Moose Cree

First Nation

Taykwa Tagamou

Chapleau Cree First Nation

George Scott

Fort Albany First Nation

Chief Leo Friday

Kashechewan First Nation

Certified copy of a resolution passed on September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017

Taykwa Tagamou Nation

Beaver Protection and Management Strategy

WHEREAS, our Creator provided us the Omushkegowuk with a natural environment on Mother Earth to sustain our way of life for as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and rivers flow; and

WHEREAS, our Creator's gifts included sacred teachings that uphold the highest respect for all living creatures, including all the animals; and

WHEREAS, the Creator's natural environment and animals continue to play a large part in preserving our culture and traditional way of life; and

WHEREAS, human behaviour in many forms continue to negatively impact the natural environment, including the survival of animals, fish, birds and all other creatures;

WHEREAS, it is a known fact that the beaver population is out of control in our region and causing environmental damage to the natural environment;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Mamowihitowin of the Omushkegowuk directs the Office of the Grand Chief to develop and implement a Beaver Protection Strategy that is

based on out culture, teachings and practices, to maintain a sustainable beaver population, including a review of possible funding programmes to assist hunters, trappers, youth and elders who wish to spend traditional time on the land.