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Mikisew Cree First Nation plans water council for Peace-Athabasca – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202155 Views

February 18, 2021

As part of the Wood Buffalo National Park Action Plan, the Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) wants to play a larger role in managing the Peace River and Peace-Athabasca Delta.

Late last year, Parks Canada announced a three-year, $59.9-million commitment to support conservation efforts in Wood Buffalo National Park. With the funding, one of MCFN’s priorities is a new water management council for the Peace River.

Melody Lepine, MCFN’s director of government and industry relations, said the water council would help control the flow of the Peace River to prevent flooding or other damage to the Peace-Athabasca Delta.

“This past summer, we all had significant flooding issues everywhere, including on the Peace,” said Lepine.

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