Water is life. Water is sacred. Water can be visible and it can be invisible.
The United Nations (UN) promotes World Water Day (WWD) each year on March 22 to highlight the importance of water to not only humans, but all life on Earth. For WWD 2022, the UN is highlighting the importance of groundwater specifically, since it is a mostly invisible form of water but is constantly under threat. They are asking people around the world to help them make the invisible visible, and post videos online explaining the importance of groundwater. We at Wa Ni Ska Tan are doing something similar, but broadening the scope to include all forms of water and asking folks to post videos of why water is important to them. This can be lakes, rivers, streams, or groundwater, and can also talk about how hydro-dams have affected waterways in Manitoba. Impacts of hydroelectricity are often invisible in Manitoba, so please help us make this more visible.
We are holding a social media contest on the value of water, hydro impacts groundwater and flooding. You are encouraged to share your thoughts or stories through art, poetry, photos, slideshows, song, or any other way you like.
Through a random live draw, you stand a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards from Manitobah Mukluks, Indigo Arrows, Turtle Woman Indigenous Wear plus other great prizes for World Water Day 2022!
Contest entry rules: