Gatherings

Once a year the Keepers of the Water gather to celebrate and honour our life-sustaining waters and to work on watershed stewardship plans to protect the great Arctic Ocean Drainage Basin. This event is open to everyone.

"We will never stop talking about the importance of water."

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  • Dec 4, 2019

    Keepers XII 2019

    Bigstone Cree Nation, Treaty 8, Alberta

  • Dec 4, 2019

    Keepers XI 2017

    Thebacha, Fort Smith, Treaty 8, NWT

  • Nov 15, 2019

    KEEPERS X 2016

    Keepers of the Water met for a Strategy Planning Session on July 9, 2016, and our Annual General Meeting on July 10, 2016 at the Treaty 8 Building in Fort St. John, BC.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    KEEPERS IX 2015

    Keepers of the Water and the Dene Tha' Nation in Bushe River, Treaty 8 Territory held two important events in the summer of 2015: a bush camp on Decolonizing Water Governance (August 5-8) and Keepers of the Water IX, our annual watershed gathering of stewards to protect our sacred Arctic Ocean Basin and northern waters (August 27-30).

  • Nov 15, 2019

    KEEPERS VIII 2014

    Keepers of the Water and the Cold Lake First Nation thank our guests and supporters of the Keepers of the Water VIII Watershed Gathering, June 6-8, 2014. This Gathering of stewards of our Northern Waters was hosted by the Keepers of the Water Beaver River Council in English Bay, Cold Lake First Nations, Cold Lake, Alberta.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    KEEPERS VII 2013

    the Keepers of the Water will be holding a Watershed Gathering and General Meeting to build a strong alliance of stewards to protect our sacred Arctic Ocean Basin and northern waters.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    KEEPERS VI 2012

    Keepers of the Water VI: Our Waters are One, a watershed gathering hosted by Fort Nelson First Nation, featured keynote presentations by Maude Barlow, Wade Davis and Jon Waterhouse, and was facilitated by David Marshall.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    KEEPERS V 2011

    Northlands Denesuline Nation and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak are grateful to all participants and guests for the success of the 5th Annual Keepers of the Water Gathering, held in northern Manitoba August 10-14, 2011. Our theme was Water of Life.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    KEEPERS IV 2010

    The Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation of Wollaston Lake, SK was proud to host 2010's annual Keepers of the Water conference, in conjunction with the Keepers of the Water Saskatchewan.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    KEEPERS III 2008

    The third of the annual Keepers of the Water watershed gatherings was held in Fort Chipewyan, in the Athabasca region of Alberta in 2008.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    KEEPERS II 2007

    The second of the annual Keepers of the Water watershed gatherings was held in Fort St. John, British Columbia in 2007.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    KEEPERS I 2006

    The Keepers of the Water series of annual watershed gatherings began in Liidlii Kue, Denendeh (Fort Simpson, NWT) in September 2006.

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