Coordinator, SevenGen

Waasekom is turtle clan Anishinaabe maternally from Saugeen First Nation and the Kettle & Stoney Point First Nations on the southeastern shores of Lake Huron.

As an advocate for the agency and spiritedness of the Water, Waasekom led 5 ceremonial canoe journeys around the Great Lakes.

From these journeys, many emergences arose that led Waasekom to begin establishing an Agency for Water, an Indigenous-led process to advance decolonized water governance.

Waasekom is also a gentle disruptor, storyteller & systems navigator with a big heart. He is currently residing as an invited guest on the Capilano reserve and pursuing his spirit dream along mouth of the Skeena River.

Speaker Sessions

Weaving Traditional & Modern Stewardship: The Legacy of Indigenous Coastal Marine Management

  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Christine Smith-Martin CEO, Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative
Waasekom Coordinator, SevenGen
Fin Donnelly Parliamentary Secretary for Watershed Restoration, Government of British Columbia
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