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“The water needs our help.”

Tasha Beeds, a Plains Cree Mide-Kwe and Water Walker, has walked nearly 7,000 km to raise awareness about the current state of water systems in Canada and the United States. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Indigenous Studies at Trent University with a research focus on violence, Indigenous women,

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What’s in Your Water on Manitoulin Island

On a rainy week in May, students from the Zhiibaahaasing and Sheshegwaning First Nations saw their water in a new light.  We delivered our hands-on What’s in Your Water program to the students of St. Joseph’s Anishinabek School on Manitoulin Island. Over four days, students of all ages took part

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Inspiring Indigenous Students to Become Future Water Scientists

OTF and Water First Announce Success of Pilot Conservation Workshops Inspiring Indigenous Students to Become Future Water Scientists Students from Beausoleil First Nation and Sagamok First Nation explore watershed health and water quality World Nature Conservation Day (July 28th) underscores the need for more opportunities to empower Indigenous youth to

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Water First Ambassador: Nadia George

Water First Ambassador: Nadia George

Passion and enthusiasm emanate from Nadia George like water flows. Genuinely, effortlessly and with relish.  Based in Toronto, Nadia is an award-winning Mi’kmaw-Canadian actor, media personality, public speaker, and now officially a Water First Ambassador. Her work focuses on uplifting young Indigenous voices by giving space for them to be

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Launch of The Georgian Bay Drinking Water Internship

Share: Share on email Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) and Water First are proud to launch the Drinking Water Internship Program in member communities. This program trains young Indigenous adults to become certified water treatment plant

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Collaboration Leads to Success

Sagamok School and Water First Testing New Waters The Water First Indigenous School Water Programs team works primarily in schools within Indigenous Communities. During lockdowns caused by COVID-19 we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to continue working with our community partners through a virtual water science program called

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Skills training to meet a community’s vision

While working with many Indigenous communities, we have heard time and again their vision of Indigenous-led land management. Communities want to manage their water resources and track the effects of industry and climate change. As a result, communities are seeking ways to strengthen their technical capacity to do so. Environmental

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Gearing up for the New Internship in Georgian Bay

Training Designed to Meet a Need Nobody understands the evolving drinking water challenges and needs of Indigenous communities more than the people who live there. Our training programs are designed to meet the needs that have been identified by our Indigenous community partners. With drinking water challenges, individuals who run

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Extension of the Bimose Internship and Upcoming Training

We are excited to announce that the Bimose Internship has been extended to continue through to the end of September. This extension offers interns opportunities for more training, more preparation time to challenge exams, including Wastewater Management and Level 1 Operator, and more hands-on work experience in the treatment plants.

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