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First Nations

First Nations

Consultation with First Nations peoples is a vital component of environmental planning in Canada. AAE has extensive experience working with First Nations stakeholders, and has developed excellent professional relationships with many First Nations throughout Manitoba. AAE utilizes traditional knowledge and skills extensively when working with First Nations peoples. AAE has been contracted by several reserves to conduct hydraulic assessments and make recommendations to alleviate flooding in these remote communities. We have partnered with local residents and contractors from Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation, Canupawakpa First Nation, Waywayseecappo First Nation, Keeseekoowenin First Nation, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation, Skownan First Nation, Pine Creek First Nation, Hollow Water First Nation and Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. 




Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Flood Management Project

AAE was hired to conduct a hydraulic assessment and survey of the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation reserve and to make recommendations on future flood mitigation measures to be taken within the reserve. Work completed includes elevation surveys of existing water levels, dykes, properties and roadways, soil sampling and dyke cross-section analysis of existing dykes, and in-stream profiling and discharge analysis in several creeks with improperly installed culverts. Recommendations were also made for all surveyed sites in order to improve drainage, reduce bank erosion and proactively prevent flooding of homes and vital infrastructure within the reserve. 


Keeseekoowenin First Nation Flood Management Project

AAE was hired to conduct a hydraulic assessment and survey of the Keeseekoowenin First Nation in Elphinstone, Manitoba. This reserve is having flooding issues due to poor wetland drainage and improperly installed culverts that have caused infrastructure damage on several main roads within the reserve. AAE was hired to survey the topography, road elevations and existing drainage measures and to make recommendations in order to alleviate the flooding issues on the reserve. This will be achieved by restoring natural drainage patterns along low-lying ground within the reserve and by the installation of new, larger culverts to cope with increasingly high moisture levels in the spring and summer months.   




Aquatic Restoration and Rehabilitation Planning


Assessment of waterbodies for rehabilitation needs due to agricultural

changes and construction as well as for alterations that are deemed to harmfully

alter, disrupt or destroy (HADD) fish habitat as determined by the Department of

Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  Application of culverts, fish ladders and spawning

structure to enhance fish habitat or return to a near natural state.