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Lands and Environment Unit Mandate

The Lands and Environment unit will bring together a variety of tasks and functions in one coordinated, coherent structure.  The unit will require sufficient capacity to plan, manage, enforce, apply best practices, encourage use and occupation of traditional territories, communicate effectively within the community and externally, and to support Chief and council in negotiations with industry and other governments. 

The mandate of the unit may therefore be:

  • Whereas the lands, waters, plants,  forests, wildlife, fish, minerals and other resources and the Sagamok Anishnawbek peoples were created and placed together in the area that the Sagamok Anishnawbek inhabit and use and the laws were established to ensure a harmonious and mutually beneficial relationship; and
  • Whereas the Sagamok Anishnawbek did not relinquish any of their rights and responsibilities in relation to our lands by entering into the Robinson-Huron Treaty
  • Therefore, the Sagamok Anishnawbek Lands and Environment Unit shall provide coordination, monitoring, planning and support to ensure that Sagamok Anishnawbek interests, rights and responsibilities to G’daa Kiim-non, both on Sagamok reserve lands and off-reserve traditional territories, are upheld in accordance with our traditions, values and with respect to our future generations.

The unit shall have responsibilities to provide advice to Chief and Council and the community regarding all issues within its mandate arising on reserve and or elsewhere in Sagamok Anishnawbek traditional territory. The unit would integrate reserve land registry and other reserve land management functions into its day to day activities and would assist Chief and Council in developing a strategy for putting in place new legislative and administrative arrangements for managing Sagamok Anishnawbek reserve lands, traditional territories and resources, including water.

Lands and Environment Unit Structure

The unit is restructuring to fit the new model.  The current positions are as follows:

  • Levi Southwind, Acting Director
  • Vacant, Administrative Assistant
  • Dean Assinewe, RPF, Minerals Development Coordinator
  • Bruce McGregor, Fisheries Coordinator
  • Robert Assinewe, Lands Coordinator
  • Orion Southwind, TEK Coordinator





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