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Natasha Moine

Indigenous Perspectives on Protected Areas
Setting the table for transformation
March 2018

Acknowledgments
The partner organizations, Ontario Nature, Plenty Canada, Walpole Island Land Trust and the Indigenous Environmental
Studies and Sciences program at Trent University, respectfully acknowledge that the gathering held in Peterborough was on
the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishnaabeg. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people
from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to the following individuals who shared the information and insights presented
in this summary paper: Rick Beaver, Chuck Commanda, Chris Craig, Eli Enns, Chief Patricia Faries, Theodore Flamand, Tim
Johnson, Deb Pella Keen, Miptoon, Gary Pritchard, Smiling Water (Mackenzie Lespérance), Dorothy Taylor, Jason Travers,
Luke Wassegijig and Doug Williams .
We would also like to acknowledge the valuable contributions of everyone who participated in the gathering in Peterborough
in October 2017.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the
Ontario Biodiversity Council and Parks Canada for the Peterborough gathering, the follow-up meetings in Toronto and the
summary video and report. This report was made possible with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Research and writing: Sarah Hedges and Anne Bell
Copy editor: Sarah Weber
Design: Lisa Rebnord
Printing: DT&P
Front cover artwork: “Bluestem Balance” by Rick Beaver
Back cover photo: Dendroica cerulean, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Published by Ontario Nature, Plenty Canada, Walpole Island Land Trust and
the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences program at Trent University.
This report can be downloaded free of charge at ontarionature.org/publications.
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