Walking For the Water
Please join us in HNES Room 140 at York University for this insightful presentation, cosponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project (Osgoode) and Water Allies, a research hub at the University of Toronto, bringing together scholars and teachings about water and water issues within the Great Lakes communities.
Stories and Sovereignty: Winter Tales of Water and Love – Walking for the Water
Kelsey Leonard is a PhD candidate from the Department of Political Science at McMaster University and the first Native American woman to earn a science degree from the University of Oxford, which she earned in 2012, she has an MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from St. Cross College, Her master’s thesis, “Water Quality For Native Nations: Achieving A Trust Responsibility”, discusses water quality regulation and how water resources on tribal land are not protected. Kelsey strives to be a strong advocate for the protection of Indigenous waters through enhanced interjurisdictional coordination and meaningful consultation. A part of her research has been creating dialogue with the Great Lakes Water Walkers to better understand the threats to water protection in the Great Lakes, representing a call to action for Indigenous water governance.