Canadore launches Water Teaching Lodge


Canadore College has launched the Water Teaching Lodge, an initiative enabling researchers and First Nations to collaborate on bringing clean water and water treatment technologies to Indigenous communities. The lodge is called Mshibizhiwgamig in Anishinaabemowin, which translates to Great Lynx Lodge. Canadore First Peoples’ Centre Director Judy Manitowabi explained that the lodge provides learners, partners, and Indigenous communities with a place to access educational tools and Indigenous knowledge; learn how to address systemic issues related to clean drinking water; and participate in ceremony. “What we’re doing today really starts to reshape how we train people,” said Canadore VP Enrolment Management, Indigenous and Student Services Shawn Chorney. “The people who consume the water should be the ones treating it.”

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