Ginibiiminan: Indigenous Women’s Water Teachings, Practices and Resistance


In many Indigenous nations, women have the responsibility of gathering, protecting, and speaking for the water. They have prayed, organized and taught their descendants and others water protocols and responsibilities. Their work to preserve traditional knowledge and protect ginibiiminaan (our water) is the focus of this study. This presentation will include the stories, videos, songs and activities from Indigenous women from desert nations where water is scarce, in other places where water is abundant but contaminated and from islands where sea levels are rising because of climate change. Join us in this work to protect ginibiiminaan, our water.