This initiative is the first phase of the Indigenous Water Allyship, a meaningful partnership between the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER), the One Drop Foundation and partners from the private sector to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Canada by helping to improve living conditions and health through water and art. 

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The Indigenous Water Allyship is co-designed and implemented with, by and for First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth and their communities from 2023 to 2030. 

Its first phase, led by CIER, empowers Indigenous youth to express their voice and vision around water-related challenges through art and community-based approaches. The second phase is to develop a long-term program to improve living conditions and health in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Canada through increased knowledge, leadership, and equitable access to safe water.

Are you interested in collaborating with Indigenous Youth to co-create impactful social art that promotes the significance of water? Are you open to exploring innovative collaborative efforts to challenge the current state of water issues in Canada, particularly those that disproportionately affect Indigenous communities?

The Indigenous Youth, Art and Water Initiative offers technical assistance and financial support of up to $50,000 for organizations interested or actively engaged in social art projects addressing water issues by Indigenous communities and collaborators.

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Please submit your application by June 11, 2023!