KI paddlers travelling to protect watershed

By Shawn Bell Promoting the traditional use of northern waterways and the need for protection of its watershed, a group of paddlers from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation has embarked on a canoe trip to Fort Severn. Fourteen paddlers in seven canoes left KI on August 24. They expect to arrive in Fort Severn after […]

Carbon Safe: Aug. 30 Update from the KI Nation Paddlers

KI's visionary decision to protect their watershed benefits the entire planet.  The boreal forests and wetlands of the KI watershed are part of the largest land based carbon storehouse on the planet. 

Keep it in the Ground: Aug. 30 Update from the KI Paddlers

Last night we camped at the confluence of the Fawn and Otter Rivers.  The Otter is the biggest tributary to join the Fawn yet.  Upstream at the source waters of the Otter, within the Fawn River watershed, De Beers Corporation has staked diamond mining claims behind KI's back.

Fish Pole: Aug. 29 Update from the KI Nation Paddlers

For lunch today we stopped by a fast flowing stream that enters the Fawn from the west amid a grove of large old white spruces that form a great camping spot.  Terry said that this place is named "Fish Pole" in the language.  We didn't have to ask why.   Within twenty minutes Richard had […]