The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed is the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem. This network of waterways is known as the lungs of the earth, and it’s home to diverse peoples, places and wildlife. It has been stewarded by the Original Peoples of these lands and waters since time immemorial. More recently, these shared waters have been managed by Canada and the United States. To protect and restore this life-giving watershed requires a multi-nation approach. It needs all of us.
Biinaagami is a multimedia, change-provoking initiative rooted in Indigenous knowledges. We aim to uplift voices, to connect people with their watershed, to tell stories that engage and inspire, to bring people together to understand the history and the future of the Great Lakes. Biinaagami is a community — and a space for stories to be told. Through ceremony, mapping, inclusive storytelling, augmented reality, experiential learning, community-based water monitoring hubs and ecosystem restoration, Biinaagami aims to rebuild just and healthy relations between wildlife and water, people and place.
Dip a toe into the water with us.