Delta Day 2015

Delta Day is an annual event hosted by the School of Environment and Sustainability that celebrates research and life in delta regions. This year, the seminar was led by a group from Cumberland House, SK - Renee and Solomon Carriere and three grade 8 students from Charlebois Community School. Renee and Solomon discussed the impacts of flooding and the dam on their way of life and on their home in the Saskatcehwan River Delta. They shared stories and photographs documenting the changes they are seeing in the delta, including changes in ice, water levels, fish, animals, and the land. Evan Andrews, a Masters student with the School of Environment and Sustainability, provided an introduction to the photovoice project he worked on with Renee and students from Charlebois Community School. Afterwards, participants were split into five different groups. These groups rotated between five stations; each station featured one of the Cumberland House guests and a photograph they had taken related to water that was meaningful to them. The audience was given time to reflect and comment on what they saw in the photograph, then the presenter discussed the story or reasoning behind why they took the photo. The result was a series of powerful conversations that portrayed the human face of a changing Saskatchewan River Delta.

Read more about Evan's work in the Saskatchewan River Delta.

Read more about related research in the Saskatchewan River Delta.