As both a member of both the Slave River Coalition and the Smith Landing First Nation, I was honoured to co-chair this gathering of people who care about water and our need to conserve, protect and restore Tu Betá Ts'ena, the Slave River. I am passionate about the value, the importance and the fragility of our water systems and, in particular, the deltas - the Peace/Athabaska, Slave River and the Mackenzie. Deltas are THE purifiers for the polutants originating from the south and allow for healthy life for plants, animals and people. Our deltas are drying out and under threat directly from the human violation of natural and sacred law by changing how rivers flow. It is important to stay informed and be concerned.
Our company supported the gathering and these are the types of activities I want to be involved with. One of my measures of success will be the ability to offer support, in one way or another, to people and organizations who represent similar objectives as our company does - sustainable, environmentally-conscious and harnessing positive energy and forces to affect our environment with good intentions.
May the fur be with you!