GIFL Environment Principles

The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation have held a number of community based visioning sessions for the Fixed Link Project.  At every session, community direction to the Chief and Council was to ensure that Lake Simcoe and impacted environments are protected today and for the next Seven Generations.  It is understood that this project will impact the Lake.  The community wants to ensure that special measures are taken to mitigate risks as much as possible, mitigate long term impacts as much as possible and take the opportunity, while working in the water to improve the environment whenever possible. 

Under this direction, Chief and Council have approved the development of the GIFL Environment Principles.  These principles will be applied to all work pertaining to the Fixed Link Project and are intended to ensure GIFN community values and desires are understood by any person or contractor working on this project.    The purpose of these Principles is to demand an excellent western science approach to this project while ensuring our traditional knowledge and approach is fully included in the protection and care for the land, water, air, plants and animals of Mother Earth. 

The key GIFL Environment Principles were developed from our Anishnaabe understanding of the Seven Grandfather Teachings.  The Principles are provided in the following document:

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Fixed Link Environmental Principles