Here is a list of resources to help develop a greater understanding of the water challenges facing many Indigenous communities in Canada and to provide more context for the work that we do.

We hope that this list can continue to grow with input from our community. To suggest an addition to this living document, send an email to info@waterfirst.ngo.

Books

Articles & Publications

Self-Learning (Websites & Courses)

  • A message from Tasha Beeds, Water Walker, Tasha Beeds is a Plains Cree Mide-Kwe and Water Walker. She has walked nearly 7000km 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, and Cree consciousness. We were very lucky to have Tasha share her knowledge and experiences with water with the Indigenous youth interested in applying for the Waabnoong Drinking Water Internship. She inspired us all with stories of her journeys across her ancestral lands and shared the ways in which we can engage with the water and help the water.

Supporting Indigenous Businesses:

Organizations to Donate to

  • The Caring Society: The Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and providing quality resources to support communities.
  • Indspire: a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.
  • Legacy of Hope: A national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System.
  • Indian Residential School Survivors Society: To assist First Nation Peoples in British Columbia to recognize and be holistically empowered from the primary and generational effect of the Residential Schools by supporting research, education, awareness, partnerships, and advocating for justice and healing.
  • Indigenous Women Outdoors: Holding space for Indigenous women to come together and feel safe on the land.