On December 8, Great Lakes Commons hosted another campfire discussion with supporters across the basin. For the past several weeks and months, everyone concerned about water protection, protecting the sacred, and Indigenous rights have been following this story -- a story pitting people against profits, water against oil, and ceremony and treaty law against state and military power. From the shores of Lakes Ontario, MIchigan, and Simcoe about 10 GLC supporters came together share experiences of visiting the Dakota Nation, the Standing Rock Tribe, and the water protector camps. You can listen to our discussion too.
We are happy to share our new website with clearer organization and new photos (with a winter theme). We have more updates to make and welcome your suggestions -- and photos. We'll be updating the photos every season so start sending in best spring photos. We would also like images (photos, paintings, carvings, etc) that help illustrate our transformative approach:
Bronwyn Clement is one of GLC's newest members. She grew up on Toronto Island where Lake Ontario was the heart of community life. She is passionate about strengthening connections between water and a range of social and environmental justice work. She recently returned to Toronto from Maine, where living on the coast gave her a deeper understanding of how communities connect to and are sustained by their waters. She has tipped her toes in every great lake. See all of the GLC team's bios and faces on our new Who We Are page.