Grand Council Treaty #3 Releases Community Based Monitoring Videos

The Territorial Planning Unit (TPU) of Grand Council Treaty #3, in partnership with Treaty #3 Communities, Treaty #3 Women’s Council, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area, have created a video series highlighting the Treaty #3 Community Based Monitoring program.

The TPU works with Treaty #3 communities across the territory for community based monitoring to protect and preserve traditional waters, strengthen capacity to collect baseline data and develop monitoring with a focus on youth involvement. The video series was created to show the importance and benefits of community based monitoring programs and to highlight the process Treaty #3 First Nations have undertaken to create and implement community based monitoring programs.

The video series will teach viewers about the Anishinaabe spiritual and cultural connection and importance to Nibi (water), how community based monitoring program is important for land based learning and monitoring experience for youth, the basics of starting a monitoring program and what to monitor for.

The community based monitoring video series can be viewed on YouTube at:

Video #1: Introduction to Treaty #3 Community Based Monitoring

Video #2: Community Based Monitoring in Action – Benefits to Communities

Video #3: The A, B, and C’s of Community Based Monitoring

Video #4: Water Contaminate Testing Through Community Based Monitoring

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