Indigenous Engagement

The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation acknowledges that we meet on the traditional territories of the Attawandaron, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples and show respect today to the communities of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and the Mississaugas of the Credit whose Treaty lands include the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve.

The Foundation actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with Indigenous organizations, leaders, and students to advance our mutual interests in the sustainability of our region and in the perservation of biodiversity.  Long Point Biosphere Reserve was, for example, happy to sponsor a student from New Credit to participate in the 2020 Ontario Nature Youth Summit.  The theme for that year was “Mother Earth”.  Ontario Nature, the Indigenous Environmental Institute at Trent UniversityPlenty Canada, and Walpole Island Land Trust partnered with Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth leaders from across Ontario to offer a unique cross-cultural event.  More recently, the Long Point Biosphere has supported efforts to promote the Moccasin Identifier Project, an initiative that aims to educate people about Indigenous culture and treaty rights

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