Whitefeather Forest Initiative

Our Land Use Strategy

We have developed a plan to carry forward our ancestral stewardship responsibilities for the lands we have occupied since time immemorial, to keep it as a land “in which everything is still working”. This strategy documents our plan for fulfilling our vision for the Whitefeather Forest which is:

A future in which Beekahncheekahmeeng paymahteeseewahch are able to maintain our ancestral stewardship responsibilities for Keeping the Land (Cheekahnahwaydahmunk Keetahkeemeenahn) for the continued survival and well-being of Pikangikum people.
[Keeping the Land, p. 1]

“Keeping the Land – A Land Use Strategy for the Whitefeather Forest and Adjacent Areas”, was produced by Pikangikum First Nation and prepared in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. It was formally signed off at a ceremony in Pikangikum in 2006.

We are very proud of the Keeping the Land Strategy. It is the first community-based Land Use Plan that has been approved in Ontario. We are also very happy that the Government of Ontario is proud of this strategy. It shows that it is possible to work together in a respectful way.

Download a pdf of Keeping the Land.

Read about the Keeping the Land graphic on the cover of our Land Use Strategy.


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The Whitefeather Forest lies within ancestral lands of the people of Pikangikum First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.

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