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Lands and Natural Resources


"Wiikwemkoong A'Ki Miinwaa Enoodewziimgak Genwendgik"
(Wikwemikong Department of Lands and Natural Resources)
is inherently responsible for all matters related to land management, protection of our waters and natural resources of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve and its territories within the Great Lakes.



Mandate

 The Department of Lands and Natural Resources will facilitate the development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to lands stewardship by working towards a balanced approach between individual and collective community interests.

Mission

The Department of Lands and Natural Resources will facilitate the development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to lands stewardship by working towards a balanced approach between individual and collective community interests.

Vision

To reclaim our rightful stewardship for the lands, waters, environment and natural resources consistent with the traditional beliefs and practices of the Anishnabek people of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve. 

DLNR Responsibilities

Over the past 5 years, the department has progressed from its initial responsibility of managing Land Registration under the Indian Act to now encompassing:

  • Land Management affairs
    Preliminary sketches to obtain quotations for legal surveys
    Assistance with Estate issues
    Technical assistance with Capital Projects
    Land use planning
    Geographic information system
    Forest management (On-Reserve)
    N'Swakamok Forestry Corp. (Off-Reserve)
    Fisheries project
    Lands Claims (current Islands Claim)
    Historical data collection
    Agricultural revitalization (Gardens, Orchard Project)
    Shoreline management
    Species at Risk Project
    Community engagement activities (Whitefish Festival, Maple Syrup Festival, Youth Ice-Netting, Community Hunt)
    *Economic employment opportunities related to the Natural Resources sector (Forest Resource Inventory, Forest Fire Fighting Contract, Fin Clipping contract)

Land Base

Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve land base is currently comprised of approximately 54,000 hectares.
Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve is located on the eastern portion of Manitoulin Island located within Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.
Point Grondine is located between the French River Provincial Park and the Killarney Provincial Park. The southern boundary comprises of the northern shoreline of Georgian Bay and Collins Inlet.



Land Tenure Powerpoint Presentation


Definitions for Lands Workshops

 

DLNR Organizational Chart

 

DLNR Brochure

 

Cottage Lot Policy

 

Notice to Cottage Owners

 

On Line Lands Related Resources

 

ILH FAQ

 

Annex A Possession of Lands in Reserves

 

First Nations Market Housing Fund

 

First Nations Market Housing Fund (2)

 


DLNR Staff and Contact Numbers:

1. Lands Director, Noella Jacko                                                      705 859-3122 Ext. 250,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2. Land Use Planner, John Manitowabi                                          705 859-3122 Ext. 309,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3. Lands Technician, Norman Assiniwe                                           705 859-3122 Ext. 309,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

4. Lands Admin Assistant, Marilyn Lewis                                       705 859-3122 Ext. 297,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

5. Resources Coordinator, Stitch Andrew Manitowabi                  705 859-3122 Ext. 287,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

6. Species At Risk Coordinator, Theodore Flamand                        705 859-3122 Ext. 249,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

7. Forestry Technician, Tim Cooper                                                705 859-3122 Ext. 249,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8. Agriculture  Supervisor, John Jones,                                         705 859-3451

9. Lands Technician Assistant, Bryan McGregor                             705 859-3122, Ext. 309,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

10. DLNR Admin Support, Nadine Oshkabewisens,                        705 859-3122, Ext. 287,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

11. Todd Lewis, Sudbury Forest Project Manager, FRI

12. Sheila Kinoshameg, Field Crew Lead, FRI project

13. Mabel Manitowabi, Admin Support,                                      705 859-3451

14. Michael McLeod, Harvester,                                                   705 859-3451

15. Bernie Naokwegijig, Harvester,                                              705 859-3451

16. Cameron Roy, Harvester,                                                      705 859-3451

17. Joey George, Harvester,                                                        705 859-3451

18. George Pitawanakwat, Harvester,                                         705 859-3451

19. Dominic Desmoulin, Harvester,                                              705 859-3451

20. Jean Pitawanakwat, Harvester,                                             705 859-3451

21. Jennifer Shawanongonabe, Harvester,                                  705 859-3451

22. Temela Ikkidluak, Harvester,                                                  705 859-3451