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.
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:
- First Nations individuals, community members or leaders
- First Nations organizations
- First Nations communities
that have demonstrated leadership and made outstanding contributions to the advancement of clean and safe drinking water in First Nations communities by, for example:
- creating, promoting or advancing Indigenous community-based outreach or programs in support of clean and safe drinking water
- making concerted efforts and providing leadership during community drinking water emergencies or water infrastructure challenges (such as ending long-term drinking water advisories)
- developing and advancing innovative practices in relation to drinking water
- showing dedication, work, and achievements which support clean and safe drinking water, including water system operation, relationship-building, planning and prevention
- showing extraordinary involvement in First Nations water-related issues
An Advisory Committee formed of First Nations partners and ISC representatives reviews nominations and provides recommendations to the Minister of Indigenous Services.
The deadline to submit a nomination was January 16, 2019.
2018: Chief Lorraine Crane, Slate Falls First Nation