Decolonizing Water Governance: Addressing the Water Crisis in Ontario Through Recognition of First Nations Jurisdiction

This paper proposes an approach to decolonizing water governance in Ontario along two pathways: Pathway One (short to medium term) concern reforms that must be taken to address the water crisis from within the colonial system; and, Pathway Two (medium to long term) concerns the process and formalization of restored jurisdiction to First Nations regarding water governance that aligns with Indigenous knowledge, customs, and traditions and self-determination.
OFNTSC staff and visitors stand on the deck in front of the new office in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. Board member Paul Schisler and Executive Director Melanie Debassige hold a red ribbon and scissors ready to cut the ribbon signifying the official opening.

New office helps OFNTSC increase outreach in northern Ontario!

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek - The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is pleased to announce that a fourth office will soon be launched! The new office is located in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation, which is 20 minutes west of Sudbury. The occasion will be celebrated with a grand opening on June 9th, 2022 which includes an open house and free barbecue.