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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Donate $500,000 in Support of Training, Education and Skills Development for Indigenous Youth and Young Adults

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have made a donation in support of locally-based, hands-on skills training and education programs. Reynolds’...

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A Nation Equipping Themselves to Steward Their Water and Fish

In early November, Water First returned to the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach. This trip was a special one as it...

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Delivering Upstream: A Sibling of the Internship

The Indigenous Schools Water Program (ISWP) delivers workshops and hands-on STEM experiences for school-aged youth to learn about their local...

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Water Sampling with members of the Cree Nation Government

In September 2021, Water First began a new project with the Cree Nation Government and the Cree Nation of Nemaska...

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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...

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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...

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Concern for water challenges in Indigenous communities runs deep at Rotary

For years, the Rotary Club of Guelph’s Indigenous Awareness (IA) Committee puzzled over how they could meaningfully support Indigenous communities...

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Long Term Monitoring Program in Sheshatshiu

After acquiring an old fishing lodge on Park Lake, Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN) in central Labrador are beginning a...

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The Georgian Bay Internship is Underway

This past month, Water First launched the next Water First Internship Program in the Georgian Bay area in partnership with...

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Restoration sites selected in Long Point First Nation

The Environmental Water team’s latest collaboration with Long Point First Nation, is continuing to evolve. In consultation with the community,...

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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...

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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...

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Resilient group of interns became new water treatment plant operators despite 2020 challenges

The Water First Internship Program was featured in the May/June 2021 edition of Water Canada, a publication dedicated to covering...

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