Resolution Number: 2017-09-08Moose Protection And Management Strategy
2017-09-08 EXCERPT:

Mushkegowuk Council 32nd Annual Mamowihitowin

Resolution No. 2017-09-08

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

Moose 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 has been reported that the Moose population in Northern Ontario is experiencing a significant decline in population and the absence of Moose in our lives would be very devastating and bring further serious changes to our culture;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Mamowihitowin of the

Omushkegowuk directs the Office of the Grand Chief to create and implement a Moose Protection Strategy that is based on our culture, teachings, practices, to maintain a sustainable Moose population.