Working Together: Our Stories

Transcript This video consists of a montage of images set to music. It shows Aboriginal peoples and Parks Canada employees engaged in a variety of activities at National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas. It includes video and photos of Aboriginal celebrations and ceremonies, traditional practices and interpretation for the general public, as well as images of Aboriginal people and Parks Canada staff working together in a variety of contexts. The following text appears on screen: Working Together Aboriginal Engagement at Parks Canada Parks Canada works with more than 300 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada, helping us to connect to Canada’s special places. Together we protect more than 320,000 km2 of lands and waters, - through formal and informal cooperative agreements, - through the creation of new protected areas and the expansion of existing ones, - by working with Aboriginal knowledge holders for a holistic stewardship of the land, - by enriching visitors’ experiences with Aboriginal stories and cultural practices, - and by building bridges with the support and dedication of the entire Parks Canada team and the leadership of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee. Relationships built on trust and mutual respect. Acknowledging the past to determine our future together. The song Buffalo Moon was generously provided by Brulé. Used by permission. This video is dedicated to the memory of Jean Augustine-McIsaac (Kaqtukwasisip Muin’iskw). May your journey to the other side be swift, Thunderbird Bear Woman. Aqq nemultes.