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Anishinaabe Aki Kakendamowin – Phase 1

Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership

January 2019 – March 2020

Project entails Phase 1 of the proposed twinning of Highway 17 across Manitoba and Ontario, being undertaken by the Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership, a group of Anishinaabe communities in northwestern Ontario, including Washagamis Bay First Nation, Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation (Dalles), Wauzhushk Onigum Nation (Rat Portage), and Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. Narratives’ role on the project is leading the Anishinaabe Aki Kakendamowin (“The Anishinaabe know our lands”), a study documenting historic and current land and resource use. Phase 1 focuses on the twinning from the Manitoba-Ontario border eastward up to Highway 673.

You can learn more about Phase 2 here.

A paper woven bowl and two birch bark bowls containing orange slices sit in the grass with sage smoke drifting around them.

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Five Indigenous men wearing t-shirts and ball caps sit on red chairs in a circle while they drum on a large drum in the middle. They are sitting inside a large wooden ceremonial building.

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Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership

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Highway 673 Improvement Project

Highway 673 Improvement Project

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An Anishinaabe drum sits on a grassy field. In the foreground is a container for smudging. Empty chairs are in the background.

Harmonized Impact Assessment – Phase 2

Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership

April 2020 – Current