Eagle Lake First Nation
“The issue on the Farabout Peninsula really hits close to the heart with our community. There’s history, wildlife, medicines & forestry that needs to be preserved and spoken for… take action and show support on the preservation of this land.”

Patrick Kavanaugh, Councillor, Eagle Lake First Nation

Farabout Peninsula Coalition presents Eagle Lake First Nation with artifacts and archaeological history from the dig on the isthmus to Farabout

Eagle Lake First Nation

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

credit: Willow Fidler, National News, APTN, Sept 15, 2018

On August 25, 2021 Elder Robert Kelly, Chief Arnold Gardner and Elder Leonard Sky (in photo left to right) conducted a ceremony launching the ‘Historical/Life Sciences’ sign on the portage between Littleneck and Outlet Bay on Eagle Lake. This sign highlights major findings in both the archaeological dig and the Life Sciences studies that were accumulated over the past 13 years. More information and photos can be found on the page on this website entitled “Conservation-Historical Sign”.

THREE videos of Elder Leonard Sky:


David Suzuki Fundation
National Healing Forest

In 2022 Eagle Lake Farabout Peninsula Coalition received national recognition through the award of the David Suzuki Foundation “Healing Forest” designation – one of 26 across Canada. Eagle Lake First Nation held a ceremony at the meeting site, created at the portage between Outlet and Little Neck Bays, adjacent to the peninsula. At this meeting, Eagle Lake First Nation declared all of Farabout Peninsula a “Healing Forest”

The ”Healing Forest Project is a collaboration between the David Suzuki Foundation ( a leading Canadian environmental non-profit organization founded in 1990) and the National Healing Forest Initiative, whose aim is to create a network of forests across Canada that are dedicated to reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples. The intent is to heal, reflect, contemplate, talk, share and build respect and understanding related to the Residential School Legacy and the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation report.

These green spaces, like Farabout Peninsula, are dedicated to protecting biodiversity and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.