International Joint Commission (IJC)
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The Great Lakes: The First Nations, M├ętis Nation, and Tribal Perspective

Date: 2016/11/09
Start Time: 00:00
Duration: 02:00
Timezone: EST

Join the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board and local experts for a panel discussion on The Great Lakes: The First Nations, Métis Nation and Tribal Perspective.

On Wednesday, November 9, the IJC’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board will host a panel discussion with local and regional experts to discuss their unique perspectives of Lake Superior and the Great Lakes, long-term challenges facing the lakes and their impacts on indigenous people. The public is invited to attend free of charge and participate in the conversation

Panelists include:

  • Michon Harold, Commercial Fisherman, Rocky Bay First Nation
  • Dean Jacob, Consultation Manager, Walpole Island First Nations
  • Dr. Robert Stewart, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geography and the Environment, Lakehead University
  • James Wagar, Manager of Natural Resources and Consultation, Métis Nation of Ontario

Where: Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay, Ontario

When: 7-9 p.m., November 9, 2016

The Water Quality Board’s meeting, also open to the public, will be held the afternoon of November 9 and the morning of November10 at the same location. Infosuperior will live stream the audio for both meetings at WQB Thunder Bay.


Raj Bejankiwar,  519-257-6711

Sally Cole-Misch, 519-257-6733