Protecting Our Sacred Water

January 18, 2023

“We want to add our voices to the table… We want to look globally at what are the best practices.

To understand the lake and the basin is something that is a part of who *we* are.

The health of the lake and the river is a reflection of our health as a society.

We have to see it that way!

The health of our families and our communities, it is all connected to the lake.

The future is connected to that lake and so we have to see it that way.

We have to dialogue and converse that way.

… the more that we do that, the more we’ll build a broader understanding and respect for what needs to be done and how important that is for our children.”

~Grand Chief Jerry Daniels joined Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Terry Duguid for an announcement related to Canada’s commitment for freshwater protection in Lake Winnipeg and its basin, held during the 40th Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference in Treaty One territory, Manitoba.

Funding to support 25 projects under the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program was announced, including support for the work SCO is doing to protect the water. You can read the full announcement here.

To learn more about the work SCO is doing to protect water, please visit: