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Water Is Life - Empowering Indigenous Knowledge Through GIS

Discover the Matawa Water & Environment Gathering, where the Matawa First Nations and Four Rivers Environmental Services Group hosted an inspiring event focused on water resource management and environmental stewardship. The gathering opened and closed with a water ceremony celebrating the value and sacredness of water. This celebration was integral to the event’s location, development, planning, and overall experience.

Learn more about Matawa First Nations and Four Rivers Environmental Services Group: Esri Canada introduced delegates from across Canada and New Zealand to GIS and mobile apps that are effective for data collection, decision making and collaboration.

What You'll Learn: The spiritual and cultural significance of water in indigenous communities. How GIS technology is revolutionizing land management and environmental stewardship. Real-world examples of GIS applications in indigenous settings, including water monitoring and drone mapping.

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