Share Your Views on establishing the Asatiwisipe Aki Traditional Use Planning Area

January 31, 2011

The Poplar River First Nation has asked the Manitoba government to designate an area of provincial Crown land, located approximately 400 kilometres north of Winnipeg, as a traditional land use planning area. This proposed designation would be made through a new regulation under The East Side Traditional Lands Planning and Special Protected Areas Act.

Traditional area planning is part of the Manitoba government’s commitment to protect and preserve the cultural and natural values of the area east of Lake Winnipeg. It is a process in which First Nations play a significant role in developing and implementing strategies for the use, management and sustainable development of their traditional lands.

The proposed Asatiwisipe Aki Traditional Use Planning Area regulation describes the boundaries of the proposed planning area and the proposed management plan that would apply to that area.

Make Yourself Heard

An open house is being held to review the proposed planning area regulation and management plan. You are encouraged to attend and meet representatives of the Manitoba government and Poplar River First Nation.

The meeting will be:

February 4, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Southeast Resource Development Council
360 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB (Main floor boardroom)

Comment Sheets Available Online

If you are unable to attend the meeting, the proposed regulation, management plan and a comment sheet are available at:, or call Manitoba Conservation at 204-945-6784 or (toll free) 1-800-214-6497. You can also mail, e-mail or fax your comments.

Asatiwisipe Aki Planning Area Proposal
Manitoba Conservation, Land Programs Branch

Box 38, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 204-945-4552

All comments must be received no later than March 23, 2011.

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