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water drop symbolizing the Voice of the Water symposiumHear firsthand from water walkers and protectors at the second annual Voice of the Water symposium.

Symposium promises to lend voice to the water

Indigenous peoples have recognized the sacred value of water and have long advocated for its legal personhood.

A symposium hosted online by Windsor Law and the Indigenous Legal Orders Institute will discuss water protection and water walkers, legal personhood of water, and what all can do to protect the water.

Nibi Debtaagwaad, the second annual Voice of the Water symposium, will welcome:

  • Elder Myrna Kicknosway, Bodawatomi/Odawa Anishinaabe Kwe of the Loon Clan, from Bkejwanong Territory;
  • Elizabeth Osawamick (Giniw Miigwan), an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, professor of Indigenous studies at Trent University, and president of Anishinaabemowin Teg;
  • Tasha Beeds, an Indigenous scholar of nêhiyaw, Scottish-Métis, and Bajan ancestry from the Treaty 6 territories of Saskatchewan.

Canada’s water supply is facing a public health crisis. Industry and resource extraction have increased while regulations and protections have been diminished.

Join the symposium virtually on Friday, April 22, from noon to 3 p.m. Register at events.attend.com/f/1383794786 to receive a link in the confirmation email.

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