Get Involved and help out!


We know that the WHA has community members and researchers with a diversity of skills, knowledge, opinions and abilities, and we want to celebrate this diverse expertise. There are a number of different ways to contribute to the Wa Ni Ska Tan Hydro Alliance: share a recipe or skill, contribute your knowledge, tell a story, etc… Below you will find more details about how you can be involved and help the Alliance.

Share Your Knowledge and Help

Do you have a special area of expertise? Would you like to be a resource to other researchers, students, or communities? Let us know what you do well and we’ll add you to our upcoming webpage ‘Our Expertise’. This page will allow Wa Ni Ska Tan Hydro Alliance partners (community members, students, researchers) to contact experts in a variety of fields and locations. Your expertise could be a valuable asset at the annual Gathering or future workshops. Some examples of expertise include: picking traditional medicine, knowing treaty law, having local environmental knowledge, jigging, and story-telling.

To submit your expertise, please provide the following information to Kelly by email,, or phone 204-474-9316.

– Name
– Title (if appropriate)
– Expertise
– Contact Information
– Picture (optional)

Sit on a WHA committee

We are currently looking for individuals to sit on the Research and Community Projects committee. The purpose of the committee is to develop a decision-making process to assess research and project proposals and allocate funds to successful projects. The committee will have approximately 8-12 members and have student, researcher, and community representation.

Individuals who volunteer to sit on the committee should expect to contribute approximately 4 hours per month. This time would be composed of reading and assessing proposals and participating in one face-to-face meeting in Winnipeg after each proposal intake deadline.

Please contact Kelly if you are interested in either committee.

Not everyone who expresses interest will be able to sit on the committee, due to the need for representation from students, researchers, and community members. However, there will be more opportunities in the future.

Share your story

We are always interested in hearing your story and would love to share your experience, photos, artwork, articles, and research in our print newsletter or e-newsletter. For more information or to submit a piece, please contact Jonathan –

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