A two-day symposium - Lifeblood of Mother Earth: an Aboriginal Perspective of Water - set to take place May 22 and 23, will examine the Anishinabek perspective of water, and related issues and concerns. Topics to be covered during the event include teachings, fish and wildlife, Great Lakes issues, water exports, the Walkerton tragedy, hydroelectricity and green power.
The symposium takes place at Science North in Sudbury, beginning at 9 a.m. on May 22.
The symposium is a Niijii Circle event. The Niijii (Friends) Circle was established by the Union of Ontario Indians as a public education initiative to build relationships that create respect and understanding among all peoples in the Anishinabek Nation territory. The symposium is an initiative with the Union of Ontario Indians and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and is funded by the MNR.