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Chelsea Antoine Debassige, Zhiibaahaasing First Nation

When Chelsea Antoine Debassige first heard about the Water First Internship and the training it provides, she thought, “What on earth is a water quality analyst?”

The Water First Internship has given Chelsea a chance to work in her home community (the most remote on Manitoulin Island). Chelsea is currently the project coordinator for Swim Drink Fish Canada in her home community, a position she wouldn’t have been able to obtain without the experience she gained during the internship. For that reason, she believes the Water First Internship model will transfer well to other First Nations communities, especially those even more remote than Zhiibaahaasing.