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This article was published 28/6/2011 (3585 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A public meeting will be held in Winnipeg next month to review an eastern Manitoba First Nation’s proposed management plan for a 3,482-square-kilometre area. The territory is part of the Bloodvein River First Nation’s traditional land use area.
In December 2009, Bloodvein River announced its interest in the Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Project in partnership with several other area First Nations and the Manitoba and Ontario governments. The group is seeking a UNESCO world heritage site designation for a huge swath of boreal forest east of Lake Winnipeg.
Bloodvein River’s Pimitotah Management Plan outlines its vision of the protection and development activities to take place in its planning area. A section of Atikaki Provincial Park, which is covered by an existing management plan, falls within Bloodvein River’s traditional territory.
The proposed Pimitotah traditional-use planning area regulation describes the boundaries of the proposed area and the proposed management plan that would apply to it. In addition to establishing a permanent protected area, the plan proposes community-resource and commercial development zones.
The public meeting will be held July 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the main floor, Southeast Resource Development Council offices, 360 Broadway in Winnipeg.
Larry Kusch didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life until he attended a high school newspaper editor’s workshop in Regina in the summer of 1969 and listened to a university student speak glowingly about the journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa.