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|Dec 08, 2022|
Canadian Navigable Waters Act
The two-year project funded by Transport Canada on the Canadian Navigable Waters Act has revealed some interesting insights from the perspectives of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people that Transport Canada can draw on in developing a proposed approach for adding a navigable waters schedule to the Act.
NWAC’s recommendations to Transport Canada are as follows:
1. Navigable waters planning processes should adopt a whole of government participatory approach.
2. Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people must be involved in the co-management of navigable waters, as navigable waters have multiple uses.
3. Centralize Indigenous knowledge in the shared decision-making process when developing and executing plans for navigable waters.
For more information on the Canadian Navigable Waters Act project, contact Vilbert Vabi, NWAC’s Senior Policy Advisor on the Environment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Carriers Phase 2
Since our last update, all Sharing Circles related to the Water Carriers Phase Two Project have been completed. We are now in the documentation and information dissemination phase.
The Sharing Circle sessions gave us significant insight, which will be used to empower Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people on matters related to climate change and water security.
Key insights from the Sharing Circles are outlined below:
For more information on the Water Carriers Phase 2 project, contact Samiz Sunesara, NWAC’s Policy Officer on the Environment, at email@example.com.