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Indigenous Schools Water Program Visits Temagami First Nation

In late October, the Indigenous Schools Water Program visited Laura McKenzie Learning Centre in Temagami First Nation. Programming for the week took place entirely on Bear Island and included a combination of on-the-land and in-class instruction. The team delivered our ‘What’s in your Water?’ program to grades 3/4/5 and 6/7/8.

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Connecting Youth, Science, Water, and Community

Water First Indigenous Schools Water Program and Environmental Water Program Work Together in Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN). By Adrianna Bilinski What does Water First do exactly? I get this question a lot from my family and friends, so I

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Donor Profile: Falling Esports

Donors fundraising for us come from a variety of spaces and through different avenues. We welcome and appreciate this at Water First, because it means that support can come in ways in which our supporters are most inspired. Take for

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Climate Change and Fish Habitat Monitoring Project in Labrador Continues

Documenting Water First’s first workshop with the community as they begin long-term climate change and fish habitat monitoring projects.

Sheshatshiu (Shé-ha-ji-u) Innu First Nation (SIFN) in Labrador is investing in long-term climate change monitoring. Our focus is on creating a water management system and fish habitat monitoring.

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Delivering Upstream: A Sibling of the Internship

Gaagagekiizhik School: An Outdoor Experience A Reflection by Adrianna Bilinski, Indigenous School Engagement Coordinator at Water First The Indigenous Schools Water Program (ISWP) delivers workshops and hands-on STEM experiences for school-aged youth to learn about their local watersheds and the

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Taking Water Quality Testing to the Great Outdoors

In June of 2021, the Drinking Water Internship with Waabnoong Bemjiwang Associations of First Nations began, in partnership with Gezhtoojig Employment & Training, Anishinabek Nation and all the participating communities began. Since then, the cohort of interns have been busy

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Collaboration in Labrador Began This Summer

This summer, Water First’s Environmental Water Program began a new project in collaboration with Sheshatshiu (Shé-ha-ji-u) Innu First Nation (SIFN) in Labrador.

Sheshatshit (Shé-ha-jit), one of two Innu settlements forming part of the Innu First Nation, is home to about 1,300 residents.

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Bimose Drinking Water Internship Graduation

The Drinking Water Internship interns have officially graduated. These interns endured 18 months of hard work and dedication, long hours of studying and working, and adapting to COVID along the way — and thrived. Members from Bimose Tribal Council, our partners,

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