Ontario Indigenous Women's Water Commission
The Ontario Indigenous Women's Water Commission (OIWWC) strives to to reassert and promote the Traditional and inherent roles of Indigenous women as the caretakers of the waters by engaging in Traditional practices, participating in education and planning on water issues, and forming relationships among Indigenous women.
The Ontario Indigenous Women’s Water Commission has been developed with input from local Traditional Elders and community-members. The OIWWC is shaped and informed by the views and perspectives of Indigenous women. The OIWWC is open and Inclusive of any community members, agency members, and organizational members who wish to participate in it, and strives to work from a position of collaborative and equal partnership, sharing our strengths and resources.
The Ontario Indigenous Women’s Water Commission focuses upon fostering a holistic awareness of water, recognizing that water is the source of all life and that because we are all interconnected we have a responsibility to care for each other and the environment.
Seeking to acknowledge the role of water from a spiritual perspective, the OIWWC stresses that the concept of reciprocity must guide our relationship with the water, air and environment.