Women Plus Water Lecture - Civil Society Action for Sustainable Water Futures

Women Plus Water Lecture Series

Civil Society Action for Sustainable Water Futures

Dr. Louise Arnal will host a conversation on Civil Society Action for Sustainable Water Futures with guests Anita Collins, Makaśa Looking Horse, and Hailey Krolyk. The conversation will include perspectives on Indigenous leadership, activism, and applied conservation research. For more information on how the guests are taking their own action to raise awareness about our water futures, check out Ohneganos: Let’s Talk Water vodcast and the Virtual Water Gallery, an online science-art gallery.

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  • Dr. Louise Arnal
    Research Associate, Centre for Hydrology and Coldwater Laboratory, University of Saskatchewan, Global Water Futures


  • Anita Collins
    Treaty #3 Women’s Council
  • Makaśa Looking Horse
    Host Ohneganos: Let’s Talk Water
  • Hailey Krolyk
    Grand Council Treaty #3
  • Special Guests
    Members of the Treaty #3 Women's Council

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Dr. Louise Arnal
Louise Arnal (she/elle) is a Research Associate with Global Water Futures at the University of Saskatchewan in Canmore. Her research focuses on advancing the science and practice of probabilistic hydrological forecasting. As an artist and scientist, Louise aims to further science engagement through the fusion of science and art. She is the lead curator of the Virtual Water Gallery art-science project.

Makaśa Looking Horse
Makaśa Looking Horse is 26 years of age, born on Six Nations territory and is Mohawk and Lakota. Mrs. Looking Horse has completed rites of passage through both Lakota and Mohawk ceremonies known as Ishnati and Ohero:kon. She is a Sundance leader for women 13 years, and youth leader in Six Nations for water protection and security. She has held many events, runs and marches for water with her community and allies. She handed Nestle CEO and Blue Triton a Cease and Desist Letter she secured from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council. Makasa attended Kawenni:io Mohawk immersion elementary school. She completed Six Nations Traditional Medicine Practitioners course and is a student in Indigenous Studies at McMaster University. She is Youth Leader of Ohneganos, a global water futures research project for 5 years. She co-created a share and is host of a live streamed podcast series called Ohneganos: Let's Talk Water. Recently, her show won the David Suzuki People's Choice Award. Makasa has been on a Women and Water panel for Mni Ki Wakan Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water August, 2019 in Rapid City, SD. She has presented at World Peace and Prayer Day 2016/2017/2018 and led a ceremony in Hawaii, Oregon, Ohiyo. She also led a ceremony at the Parliament of World Religions in Utah 2017. Looking Horse was also nominated by the United Nations Global Indigenous Youth Caucus to do the opening words and blessing at the United Nations Youth Climate Summit Sept. 2019 and presented at the United Nations Side-table at the Indigenous Peoples Permanent Forum May. 2019/2022 and upcoming UN Water Summit 2023. She has created short films published on www.ohneganos.com website, and is currently producing a film on indigenous youth and ecological grief. She has been featured in Vogue Magazine, Where the Leaves Fall Magazine, Chatelaine magazine, Vice news, and multiple other media outlets advocating for Indigenous water rights and protection of source water. Makasa has been invited to speak to audiences across North America and abroad.

Hailey Krolyk
Hailey Krolyk was born and raised in Kenora, Ontario, in Treaty #3. She studied Political Economy at the University of Manitoba and community development at Trent University. Hailey now works at Grand Council Treaty #3 as a Policy Analyst, focusing on implementing Anishinaabe Inakonigaawin through policy. She has worked on developing a Manito Aki Inakonigaawin toolkit, which shares the key principles that guide us in decision-making in the Treaty #3 Territory, helps to further our understandings of our responsibilities to the land and provides guidance for government, communities, leadership and proponents upon entering the Treaty #3 territory.

Event Details

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM CST