The Wildlands League and the Mushkegowuk Council are teaming up to hold an information meeting about the Hudson Bay Lowlands also known as the ancient peatlands of the Mushkegowuk Territory. It takes place this Sunday at 1 pm at the Timmins Museum.
Wildlands League spokesperson Anna Baggio says the event is an opportunity to share stories about the lowlands that is just as important as the Amazon.
“Using song, dance, video, we have incredible footage to share, science, indigenous knowledge,” she said. “We are going to package it all up and make it an education as well as entertaining and start to get the word out.”
Baggio hopes people will come out and share the word about that region.
“And then what they can do about it,” she said. “So first of all it’s just learning, tell their friends and family start to pay attention to things like well our industry wants to go up there but does it make sense for the mining industry to go up there.”
Guest speakers include indigenous leaders, scientists, Wildlands League officials, Laurent Robichaud from Fauquier, as well as those who have spent time in the lowlands.