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Water is Life: Indigenous Voices

Indigenous Peoples are on the front lines of water-related environmental stress, especially in the face of climate change. They also have much to teach the rest of the world about how to respect and care for water. Join us for 3 talks and a panel discussion about Indigenous perspectives on water stewardship, justice and governance.

Indigenous water rights and governance: The struggle for recognition with Sheri Longboat
Sheri Longboat is a Haudenosaunee Mohawk of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph. With over 20 years of community experience, her research focuses on water security, food sovereignty, and Indigenous planning.

Women, Anishinaabe Teachings, and Water, with Laurie Minor
Laurie Minor is Métiskwe or Métis/Anishinaabe and follows Anishinaabe teachings. She has worked at Wilfrid Laurier University in various roles for 18 years and is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Dean in the Faculty of Education. She is currently completing her BA/BEd. Together with other local women she holds Water Ceremonies on the Grand River here in Kitchener.

The Haudenosaunee Good Mind with Kelly Fran Davis
Kelly Fran Davis is a local Haudenosaunee woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is a consultant within many sectors including all levels of education, justice, health, child welfare, arts & culture as well as sciences. Kelly’s ancestors have left legacies across North America regarding Indigenous affairs.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 7pm

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