Northern Proudly Sponsors Keepers of the Water V: Youth Summit
The North West Company and Northern Store in Lac Brochet are pleased to announce $15,000 in sponsorship funds for the Keepers of the Water V: Youth Summit.
Sharing society’s concerns for the environment and the belief that education is the best way to empower individuals, Northern is proud to help educate the community youth on ways to protect and sustain the Arctic Ocean Drainage basin.
The Keepers of the Water Summit was created from a need to raise awareness of the increases in environmental hazards to the watershed in northern communities. In 2006, along the shores of the Mackenzie River, Elders officially declared:
Water is a sacred gift, an essential element that sustains and connects all life. It is not a commodity to be bought or sold. All people share an obligation to cooperate to ensure that water in all of its forms is protected and conserved with regard to the needs of all living things today and for future generations tomorrow.
- Keepers of the Water Declaration, Sept. 7th, [website]
Since then, regional, community based Keepers of the Water organizations have formed to help raise funds and educate the community about the watershed and how to preserve this element for future generations
The Keepers of the Water V: Youth Summit will take place in Lac Brochet, Manitoba from August 10th to August 14th, 2011. For more information on the summit please visit www.keepersofthewater.ca