Honouring Water


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She is called Mother Earth
because from her come all living things. Water is her life blood. It
flows through her, nourishes her, and purifies her.

Edward Benton-Benai, The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway, 2010

We want to hear about what water means to you! 

March 22 is World Water Day and ONWA is honouring water teachings and stories.

Share a teaching about water or tell us how water is impacting your life, and your community. Why do you honour water? Is, or has, your community been under a boil water advisory? What is the significance of water in your life?  


Submit a photo/video/write up explaining what water means to you to be entered into a draw to win a water bundle prize!


Submissions close at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, March 21st, 2022. Draw will take place and winner's will be announced on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022


How do I win prizes?

Complete the Submission Form to receive an entry into the virtual ballot drum for our random draw.

First 100 submissions will receive a mini copper cup pail necklace (1 prize per person).

There will be ten (10) grand prize winners. Grand prize winners will be divided between two kinds of participants:

  1. Community Members (5)

  2. Membership, ONWA Chapters and Councils (5)

Winners will be notified through ONWA’s social media channels, by email or telephone. ​


Water Bundle Grand Prize includes:

  • Mini copper cup pail necklace

  • Isaac Murdoch t-shirt

  • Life straw

  • Copper cup

  • “Water is Life” tote bag

First 100 submissions will receive a mini copper cup pail necklace (1 prize per person).

How do I participate?

Submit your entry as a video, photo with written explanation, or a written entry using the Submission Form


How many entries can I submit?

You can submit as many entries as you wish to share. Each entry requires a separate submission via the Submission Form.

For every entry submitted, you will receive one entry into the virtual ballot drum for the Grand Prize Draw. By entering multiple entries you increase your chance to win. You can win one (1) prize per person.


How long is this promotion?

8 days – beginning on Monday, March 14th, closing at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, March 21st, 2022, with the final prize draw taking place on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022.


Who can participate?

Anyone – women, men, youth and children


What are the Rules and Regulations of this promotion?

Click here to read the full Rules and Regulations for this promotion. Please be aware that by participating in this promotion you agree to follow the Rules and Regulations outlined for this promotion.