‘Pray for the waters’: Great Water Gathering brings Indigenous, non-Indigenous protectors together

Traditionally known as ‘water carriers,’ women take on role as protectors of water

By Lenard Monkman
CBC News
August 18, 2017

Aldeen Mason is a grandmother now, but she still remembers swimming in the Winnipeg River, in her home community of Sagkeeng First Nation. However, her favourite place to swim was also downstream from the local paper mill.