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Our Land, Our Water

August 31st, 2020

This beautiful video was made by McKaylii Jawbone from Témiscaming, Quebec, a member of Kebaowek First Nation. McKaylii is one of the alumni from a 2-year restoration project in partnership with Kebaowek First Nation. Three large walleye spawning shoals were constructed at restoration sites identified in consultation with community elders, … Read More

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Sunny Payash, Grassy Narrows First Nation

July 7th, 2020

Sunny’s motivation to join the Water First Internship program was because he lost two nieces due to the mercury contamination in the English River. 

News of the Water First Internship program came to Sunny through a poster that a friend handed him. He signed up immediately. When he got the … Read More

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Update on Drinking Water Internship — Bimose

At the time of our last newsletter we were pivoting our Internship program to remote and interactive online programming. Now that our interns have a few months of online learning experience we have settled into a routine. Each week, the interns receive a Mission Pack. It includes the week’s lesson, … Read More

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Water First has been profiled in a number of external articles and publications, from the CBC to the David Suzuki Foundation annual report.