Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke at the Northern United Place Auditorium in Yellowknife last night.
Earlier that day, she was greeted by members of our new NWT chapter at the airport (see photo).
And a local Tweet tells us she gave an inspiring speech on water justice (see photo).
The NWT chapter reports, “Approximately 130 people attended Maude Barlow’s presentation in Yellowknife… Maude spoke about the Global water crisis and how it will affect all of us, including those of us in the water rich north. She also spoke about our obligation to ourselves, the next generations, and to the world to treat water with the sacredness it deserves as a life giving and sustaining force. Much of the details of her talk are in her new book Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever. …Thanks to those who came — we clearly need to work together to promote and protect water as a human and ecological right (a right for all living things).”
The public forum was video-recorded by rabble.ca and we’ll be able to share that video with you shortly.
To see the public forum that recently took place in Ottawa for the launch of Maude’s new book ‘Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever’ (which features her being interviewed by CUPE president Paul Moist), please go here.