Answering our call to Nibi - A conversation on Women and Water
Answering Our Call to Nibi: A Conversation on Women and Water
Zoom - October 21, 2020 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
of the Turtle Clan from Saugeen First Nation and Kettle and Stoney Point First Nations along the eastern shores of Lake Huron. He is a ceremonial helper and an avid volunteer, advocate and action-ist for First Nations led initiatives. In 2017 Waasekom paddled the Great Lakes alongside For Earth and Water Walk to raise awareness about the state of the Great Lakes, and to petition for Great Lakes Personhood. He is presently the lead animator for Niwiijiiwok Doodemag, a grassroots initiative that is focussed on the reemergence of traditional indigenous governance. Waasekom is also the Ontario Region fellow for the inaugural NDN Collective Changemaker Fellowship to build indigenous power and resilience.
is an Emerging Leader as the Co-Chair of the National Youth Council at the Assembly of First Nations who is working to amplify Indigenous youth perspective and voice at the national level. She has been committed to advancing the work of climate action, prioritizing mental wellness, culture and language promotion. Rosalie has interned at Waikato-Tainui in New Zealand and worked alongside well respected Elders at the Turtle Lodge in Manitoba. Driven by traditional teachings, she takes honour in sharing the knowledge that has been passed down to her. Rosalie is currently attending Trent university and her goals include continuing to advocate for the recognition of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and the empowerment of Indigenous youth to take pride in their Nation’s language and ceremonies.