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Global Water Futures MEDIA ADVISORY: New Indigenous Student-led YouTube Series – Ohneganos Let’s Talk Water

July 23, 2020 — Ohneganos is launching a new interactive student-led YouTube series on water security and climate change called “Ohneganos: Let’s Talk Water.” Hosted by McMaster University student Makasa Looking Horse, the seven-week series is designed to share stories, art and film with guests and viewers in a conversational format. 

Each week, Makasa will speak with inspirational Indigenous youth leaders from across the globe and community members, researchers, artists and knowledge holders from Six Nations to share traditional ecological knowledge, current events and research. The 45-minute episodes will focus on issues affecting Indigenous people and highlight the experiences of Six Nations and other FN such as accessing water during a pandemic, systemic and environmental racism, water insecurity and health vulnerabilities. 

The seven-part series will air live on the Ohneganos FB page on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. beginning on July 23, 2020.

Login to the GWF FB live:

Contact Information:

Makasa Looking Horse [], cell: 519-802-8424 

About Ohneganos: Ohneganos is a McMaster University and Six Nations Global Water Futures research project with a focus on Indigenous knowledge, training and capacity building, governance, water quality and monitoring. For more information:

About the host: Makasa Looking Horse is a McMaster University Honours Indigenous Studies student, Ohneganos youth leader, speaker and advocate for water protection. She is Mohawk from Six Nations and Lakota, Cheyanne River Reservation, SD.

Guest co-host:

Dexter Jimerson, Cayuga, Six Nations member

Six Nations Contact:

Sara Smith [], RA, Public Health Masters, McMaster University, contact for (SN Health and services)

McMaster GWF Research team:

Hannah Grewal [], RA, Earth Sciences, McMaster University, contact for water testing team

Please find our promotional videos below.

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