“Treaties signed by the federal government and First Nations have impacts in all provinces and the existing broad base of Treaty knowledge within the provincial government will be enhanced through this initiative.” ~ Minister Stan Struthers, Manitoba Conservation
“The province has an important role to play in securing the lands and resources of Manitoba for future generations. By signing this partnership, the commission will be able to deliver messages to conservation staff and management about how the First Peoples viewed and maintained these lands.” ~ Treaty Commissioner Dennis White Bird
The Government of Manitoba’s department of Conservation delivers quality programs and services to protect the environment while sustaining and conserving the abundant natural resources within Manitoba. Conservation’s Aboriginal Relations Branch is mandated to set the overall direction for the Department for programs, policies, and legislation that impact or may impact Treaty and Aboriginal rights; be accountable for the development and implementation of a departmental framework to address Aboriginal issues as they relate to the Department; and educate, facilitate dialogue, and bridge opposing views and philosophies.
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