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Naomi Mandamin, Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

Naomi Mandamin was born in Sudbury, and moved to Wiikwemkoong when she was in Grade 5. As a result, she says with a smile, “I’m not a bush person, I’m a city girl.”

She’s also been fascinated with science for as long as she can remember. “I’ve always wanted to work in a lab,” she says.

The scope of Water First’s training – from testing for chlorine, hardness, alkalinity and turbidity to microbiological analysis and surface water sampling – is right up Naomi’s alley. Naomi is now working as the Environmental Coordinator for UCCMM.