Kisiskatchewan Water Alliance Network: Water is Life

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“Water is life. No water, no life — it’s that simple.”
Emil Bell, Canoe Lake First Nation elder

The North Saskatchewan River continues to travel through Cree territory from North Battleford all the way to Hudson Bay, spreading the disaster of the Husky Oil spill.

If you’re in Saskatoon today (Sunday, September 18, 2016), don’t miss the chance to join in this rally. 

The Kisiskatchewan Water Alliance Network – born in the Duck Lake tipi office of Tyrone Tootoosis – has also just launched a new website to help maintain focus on the cleanup and recovery necessary after the recent Husky oil pipeline breach into the North Saskatchewan River.

Read the Saskatoon Star Phoenix article about the creation of the Network here: http://thestarphoenix.com/business/energy/concerned-citizens-form-kisiskatchewan-water-alliance-network-after-husky-oil-spill. And though the article quotes only Tyrone and elder Emil Bell who conducted a fast for the water in August, the accompanying photo shows several even more formidable activists amongst the women present: I see Nancy Greyeyes, and Idle No More co-founders Jess Gordon and Nina Wilson, and (if I’m not mistaken), the mighty Maria Campbell. I believe that Anishinaabe artist Christi Belcourt was also there that day.

 

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit-in-the-making with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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