Turning Drinking Water Rights Research into Action

June 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Upcoming Webinar!

In partnership with the Nanaandawewigamig First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba – Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange, the Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program is excited to announce the upcoming webinar to meet your learning needs.  This webinar is available at no cost to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities from across the country.

Topic: Turning Drinking Water Rights Research into Action

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:00 CST

Presenters: Prof. Aimée Craft (law, University of Manitoba), Dr. Katherine Starzyk (psychology, University of Manitoba), Dr. Melanie O’Gorman (economics, University of Winnipeg), Prof. Karen Busby (law, University of Manitoba) and University of Manitoba students Rayanna Seymour (law) and Aleah Fontaine (psychology)

Webinar Description:

A group of Manitoba-based researchers has been working on how to get Canadians to care about clean drinking water and safe wastewater treatment in First Nation communities. A Faculty of Elders has explained relations with and responsibilities to care for water, other legal experts have explored how to assert rights, social scientists and community members have evaluated the effectiveness of different messages describing the problem, and number-crunchers have considered how to make clear the financial and human costs of failing to deal with this problem.

This webinar will summarize the team’s research results and discuss how they can be used in ways that effect real change. Webinar participants will learn how long-term problems can be tackled by collaborative research across disciplines that involves both university and community-based researchers. They will also learn new facts and approaches that they can use to advocate for better water and wastewater services in their communities.

To join the webinar, click on the link below and follow the prompts.  You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully registered.


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