Call for Participants

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Call for Participants

Morning Star Lodge, through Dr. Carrie Bourassa, is seeking File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) community members to assist us in the examination and identification of the cultural significance of water governance and water resource management to Indigenous women. The aim is to use these perspectives to create culturally appropriate water governance models for Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan. Focus groups begin at the All Nations Healing Hospital, Fort Qu’Appelle on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our objective is to examine the lived experience of Indigenous people, with particular focus on Indigenous women, to understand the role of Indigenous culture, knowledge, spirituality and ceremony that are relevant to water resource management. We will help them to develop ways of learning about water economics, water policy, and community-based solutions that are culturally safe. Our specific objectives include:

•To examine and understand the lived experience of Indigenous people and their roles on water resource management; and

•To examine and understand the aspects of Indigenous culture, knowledge, spirituality and ceremony that is related to improving the quality and access to water in their communities. These two domains will be explored in relation to policies and practices that influence access to appropriate water resource management (e.g., policy issues, geography, role of Indigenous women). For this project, participants must:

•Be an Indigenous woman over the age of 18. Women are preferred, but men are welcome, too.

•Currently reside in a File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council community.

•Have an interest in water governance policies and water resource management within their communities.

•Participants will receive an honorarium and mileage coverage for their time.

If you would like to participate in this project, or have questions, you may contact:

Marlin Legare

Research Assistant

Morning Star Lodge

(306)584-4462

marlin.legare@usask.com