Kitaskeenan Kaweekanawaynichikatek - The Land We Want to Protect
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The Five Nations

York Factory First Nation, Fox Lake Cree Nation, Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, and Shamattawa First Nation.


Vision Statement
Vision Statement

The shared vision for the Kitaskeenan Kaweekanawaynichikatek (The Land We Want to Protect) Indigenous Protected Area Initiative.


Guiding Principles
Guiding Principles

Guided by our ancestors, elders, community members, and our lived experiences, we recognize the following main guiding principles.


Meetings / Gatherings

September 2023
Five Nations Gathering hosted by Tataskweyak Cree Nation (TCN) at Troy Lake

5 Nations Gathering at Troy Lake

Last month, Tataskweyak Cree Nation hosted a gathering for the Five Nations at Troy Lake Camp in support of protecting our shared homelands through the 'Kitaskeenan Kaweekanawaynichikatek - The Land We Want to Protect' project.

The gathering represented an important milestone for the project with the signing of the Vision Statement by the Five Nations Leadership. This vision involves bringing together the Five Nations to protect our ancestral homelands using an Indigenous-led protected area. Each Nation was gifted an arrow that will be brought together when we meet representing the strength of our unity.

Troy Lake Vision Signing by 5 Nations Leadership
The Five Nations leadership hold and combine the commemorative bow and five arrows after the project vision statement signing.
Front (L-R): Flora Beardy (YFFN), Eli Hill (SFN), Sophie Lockhart (FLCN), Louisa Constant (YFFN), Taralee Beardy (TCN), and Dwayne Flett (WLFN).
Rear: Nathan Neckoway (TCN).


Contact Us

If you would like to know more about this project or have any questions, please contact:

YFFN Kitaskeenan Project Team
Louisa Constant, YFFN Councillor & Project Lead
(204) 341-2180, (204) 307-6396,
Flora Beardy, YFFN Community Coordinator
(204) 341-2219, (204) 679-0205,
Robben Constant, YFFN Kitaskeenan Project Support
(204) 590-9872,
Elly Bonny, HTFC Planning & Design
(204) 944-9907,
Shannon Bahuaud, HTFC Planning & Design
(204) 944-9907,

Project Email:

We are happy to hear from you if you are interested in participating or contributing to this project! Ekosi, thank you.