First Nations

Spring 2016 Update:

Mistawasis First Nation and Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation have developed on-reserve SWPPs to protect their drinking water sources from harmful contaminates but also to ensure that their reserves and traditional lands are kept healthy and clean from contaminates. 

With a 5 stage approach, each party carefully reviewed all potential contaminates and developed ways for risk management. Soon they will begin the implementation strategies on each project.

Stage 1: Establish Working Committee

Stage 2: Complete Source Water Assessment

Stage 3: Identify Risk Management Actions

Stage 4: Develop Implementation Strategy

Stage 5: Review and Update SWPP

Funding partnerships for...

Mistawasis: WSA, INAC, volunteers, U of S, SRC, RMs of Canwood and Leask, Mistawasis and NSRBC

Beardy’s and Okemasis: WSA, INAC, U of S, RM and Town of Duck Lake, volunteers, Beardy’s and Okemasis, SSRWS and NSRBC

Many First Nations in the North Saskatchewan River watershed expressed keen interest to address water related issues affecting their communities.

Together with our many partners the NSRBC has been developed Source Water Protection Plans for Sweet Grass First Nation, Muskeg Lake First Nation, Witchekan Lake Band and Thunderchild First Nation. This Presentation highlights some of the achievements.

In 2015 Mistawasis First Nation and Beardy's and Okemasis First Nations received funding to develop Source Water Protection Plans for their communities. We are very excited to partner with them.