On Thursday, November 17, CPAWS’ staff and board members participated in its annual Lobby Day on Parliament Hill. With a total of 65 lobbyists and 75 meetings with government officials from all parties, staff and board members from across the nation spoke with MPs and Senators about the importance of marine and terrestrial conservation.
In September, a delegation from Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation came to Parliament Hill for a reception in honour of their homeland in which they want to protect in a national park reserve. Thaidene Nene, meaning Land of the Ancestors, is a spectacular boreal and tundra landscape rich in culture and wildlife, located along the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, NWT.
I grew up as an urban kid. I knew the concrete jungle well. But my parents were from a remote part of northern New Brunswick, and I had the chance to visit my family at Baker Lake every summer and a few other times throughout the year.
Here's a peek into how Baker Lake began my journey into conservation.