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Métis Nation of Ontario

Métis Nation of Ontario

RT @ontarioplovers: Here's the first look at Ontario's 2019 Piping Plovers! They have started to arrive at Wasaga Beach! Thanks to Park Sta…

Fri Apr 19 22:39:45

Good piece featuring our very own @martelli_mike https://t.co/zDNi2wpQkl

Fri Apr 19 22:34:55

RT @ORRPB: Expecting major flooding in flood-prone areas along the Ottawa River starting Easter weekend from Lake Coulonge to Montreal regi…

Thu Apr 18 21:32:54

OPG partnered with the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Georgian Bay Traditional Territory Consultation Committee (GBTTCC) to complete a traditional knowledge and land use study (TKLUS) for OPG’s Deep Geologic Repository (DGR). Traditional knowledge is rooted in the traditional life and practices of Indigenous peoples. 

This partnership resulted in the completion of a number of oral history interviews with community members to capture and understand traditional culture and land use practices of the Métis. Currently, OPG is working with the GBTTCC on a valued ecological component (VEC) study, assessing those components within the environment at and near the DGR which may have a scientific, social or cultural significance.

In combination with other information sources, traditional knowledge is valuable for achieving a better understanding of potential impacts of projects like the DGR. Although the basis for traditional and science-based knowledge can differ, they can on their own or together contribute to an understanding of the environment.

For more information about the Métis Nation of Ontario, please visit www.metisnation.org.

To learn more about OPG’s DGR project, visit opgdgr.com.

Wild leek is traditionally used by Métis as a medicinal herb to treat sore throats.