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March 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
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WATER IS LIFE: CONTINUING TO STRENGTHEN A GREAT LAKES COMMONS

Last fall about 200 people met in Flint Michigan to learn about water injustices in Ontario and Michigan and to also organize for change.  

March 14, 2018 is a critical next step for connecting across issues, borders, and ancestry. Join this online forum to hear updates on the issues and opportunities. See/share the event page and don't forget to RSVP so we can send you the connect information.

Nestlé's bottled water takings, the privatization of water infrastructure and the pollution of water impact Great Lakes communities and violate Indigenous treaty rights. Residents, Indigenous representatives and water groups came together in Flint, Michigan last September to oppose the commodification and privatization of water, and honor water sovereignty.

Speakers:
- Desmond Berry, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 
- Peggy Case, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation
- Emma Lui, Council of Canadians
- Karen Rathwell, Wellington Water Watchers
- Other speakers tbc

- Facilitated by Paul Baines, Great Lakes Commons

Join us on March 14 to continue to talk about how Great Lakes peoples can take action to shift water ownership into guardianship and uphold the human right to clean water.

The Great Lakes Commons is a grassroots effort to establish the Great Lakes as a thriving, living commons—shared waters that we all take care of and protect in perpetuity.