National First Nations Water Leadership Award

The call for nominations for 2019 is now closed. The recipient of the 2019 National First Nations Water Leadership Award is Deon Hassler.

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About the award

There are people who, by their everyday actions, are able to guide, influence and inspire. We call them leaders.

In March 2018, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) created the annual National First Nations Water Leadership Award to recognize First Nations individuals or organizations that have demonstrated leadership and outstanding dedication to the advancement of clean and safe drinking water in First Nations communities, today and for future generations.

Who is eligible?

Eligible candidates are:

that have demonstrated leadership and made outstanding contributions to the advancement of clean and safe drinking water in First Nations communities by, for example:

Nominations procedure

An Advisory Committee formed of First Nations partners and ISC representatives reviews nominations and provides recommendations to the Minister of Indigenous Services.

Deadline

The deadline to submit a nomination was January 16, 2019.

Past winner

2018: Chief Lorraine Crane, Slate Falls First Nation

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