Oct 23, 2019
Today, Sarah Duignan (McMaster University; Anthrodish) speaks to us about her community-based work looking at water security and holistic health.
Together with Indigenous research partners at Six Nations of the Grand River, Sarah seeks to understand and solve a range of water challenges faced by the Indigenous communities. This involves monitoring the effect of water quality on health, interviewing and building relationships members of Six Nations, and constructing traditional medicine houses to teach on water, food and health. We also discuss what effects climate change and national and local governance have on water usage and sustainability.
Sarah is also a young mother and we talk about the challenges academia poses to scholars who are also new parents. Finally, Sarah hosts her own podcast—AnthroDish—which delves into food culture from a variety of perspectives.
You can find more information in the show notes under the episode on our website.
If you want to get in touch with Sarah to share questions or thoughts, you can find her on Twitter. More information on the Co-Creation of Indigenous Water Quality Tools project can be found on the project website.
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