Citizens’ Forum on Water Rights and Water Protection


Citizens’ Forum on Water Rights and Water Protection
Tuesday, June 18 (7:00 – 9:30 pm)
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Meeting Room
4750-48 Street, Yellowknife

The NWT Chapter of the Council of Canadians will be hosting a Citizens’ Forum on Water Rights and Water Protection on the evening of Tuesday, June 18th from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre meeting room.

The intent of the forum is to:

  • Increase public discourse and engagement on water rights and protection issues;
  • Provide greater awareness of water initiatives in the NWT;
  • Identify public concerns regarding water security; and
  • Introduce the public to the newly-formed NWT Chapter – around a key and critical Council of Canadians’ national campaign: water.

We have confirmed the following speakers for the forum:

  • Francois Paulette, respected Dene elder and environmental activist;
  • Lois Little, the NWT Chapter co-chair and long-time community activist and Council of Canadians member;
  • Dr. Erin Kelly, Manager, Watershed Programs and Partnerships, Land and Water Division, ENR, GNWT; and
  • Christine Wenman, Coordinator, Northern Waters Program, Ecology North.
  • Lawrence Nayally, Organizer, NWT Idle No More.

Following the presentations, there will an opportunity for participants to document their concerns about water rights and water protection. There will also be a moderated panel discussion based on questions raised by the forum participants.

The contact for this event is NWT Chapter co-chair Peter Redvers, who can be contacted via

Please visit also visit the NWT Council of Canadians Facebook page, and while you’re there, be sure to ‘Like’ us.

And please circulate this notice. Thank you.

We hope to see you at the forum!


Posted on June 1, 2013, in Fracking, NWT Chapter Updates, Water. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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