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Winter 2022

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Winter 2022

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Quarterly Newsletter

Winter 2022

The latest news and updates on our programs.

Contents:

Celebrating International Day of Education

Monday, January 24th was International Day of Education, and we are continuing the conversation by sharing a video that was created for our Indigenous Schools Water Program’s lesson on water governance. 

This video highlights Eric Vautour from Sheguiandah First Nation, a graduate of our pilot Drinking Water Internship Program on Manitoulin Island. It was created to inspire students to take action and pursue careers in water science. 

Eric explores his journey through education — from high school to the Drinking Water Internship Program to now working as a Water Treatment Plant Operator in his community.

Shoreline Learning with Teme-Augama Anishnabai, the Deep Water People

Bear Island rests at the heart of Lake Temagami. It is home to Temagami First Nation, and about 250 Teme-Augama Anishnabai, the Deep Water People.

In October, Water First was invited to work alongside community members to engage youth in Water Science workshops at the First Nation’s primary school, the Laura McKenzie Learning Centre. We spent five days with students from Grades 3 to 8 in their classrooms, on the land, and of course learning from the water itself, Lake Temagami.

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 in Eeyou Istchee (Cree land), northeastern Quebec. Kendra and Keegan, Water First staff, started the trip with three days of training about water quality and the impacts in Nemaska.

Georgian Bay Drinking Water Internship Virtual Christmas

In the spirit of a remote Christmas again this year, the Georgian Bay interns and staff gathered for some cheer. 

Can you guess who won the Christmas costume contest?