Designing the Canada Water Agency for Successful Co-development and Collaboration with Indigenous Peoples is a 2-hour national webinar that will bring together members of the GWF network, Indigenous communities and organizations, and water management professionals interested in learning about and discussing nation-to-nation approaches to co-development, -drafting and -management of policy, legislative, and governance reforms necessary for water management in Canada. The discussion will feature experienced Indigenous water leaders and knowledge keepers to foster a discussion on how to design the Canada Water Agency for more inclusive water science, information, governance, and management decisions that respect Indigenous peoples’ goals, self-determination, and inherent and treaty water rights and responsibilities.
Panel discussion, facilitated by Deborah McGregor, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice at York University will feature:
Gary Carrier, Cumberland House Fishermen’s Cooperative
Aimée Craft, Associate Professor, Faculty of Common law, University of Ottawa
Dawn Martin-Hill, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Indigenous Studies Program, McMaster University
Michael Miltenberger, Former MLA and Minister of Environment, Northwest Territories
This webinar will build on the discussions during the National Water Policy Panel on May 13th and the Agriculture Considerations for the Canada Water Agency workshop on June 25th.