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GIWS researchers to present at Indigenous Water Forum

Forum aims to strengthen research relationships for collaborative projects to advance management and policies for improved drinking water

A forum that features several GIWS researchers, including a graduate student member keynote speaker from the Poundmaker Cree Nation, aims to look at the challenges, successes, priorities and directives for drinking water on First Nations lands.

The Indigenous Water Forum will bridge people’s knowledge of water through sharing of indigenous ways of knowing, research presentations and demonstrations of practical applications. The purpose of the forum is to make recommendations for action-oriented strategies to achieve safe drinking water in First Nations communities.

The forum, which takes place on October 27 to 28 at the Dakota Dunes Casino, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, will strengthen research relationships for collaborative projects to advance management and policies for improved drinking water.

In addition to featuring the research of several GIWS members, the forum will also host keynote speaker Mylan Tootoosis, a Doctoral Student in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan and a graduate student member of GIWS. Mylan's thesis and research concentrates on Decolonization, Pending Water Crisis in the Saskatchewan River Water Basin and Indigenous Sustainability.

For more information and registration (by October 14) visit the forum website: www.indigenouswaterforum.com

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