Special Event

Indigenous Environmental Justice Guest Lectures: Nestle infringement on the world’s water supply and Six Nations of the Grand River - Makaša Looking Horse

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
11:00 am - 12:20 pm
112 O’Brian Hall
Department of Indigenous Studies - CAS - UB

Makaśa Looking Horse has held many protests fighting for clean water for her community and has worked alongside traditional government including by handing Nestle a Cease-and-Desist Letter on behalf of the Confederacy. She has completed the Six Nations Traditional Medicine Practitioners course and is currently a student at McMaster University. She is Youth Leader of Global Water
Futures and a Sundance leader for women. She is the host of a live streamed vodcast series called Ohneganos: Let’s Talk Water. She is also a member of the United Nations Global Youth Caucus at the United Nations Climate Summit. Makaśa Looking Horse is known for her activism with Six Nations on water security, including the resistance to Nestle. Water access continues to remain a significant problem, as a lack of infrastructure and centralized water systems seriously hinders the lives and livelihood of many First Nations communities across the country. Nestlé has drawn what activists estimate to be 3.6 million liters of water from the aquifers of Grand River, Ontario, reselling it to Indigenous communities at artificially inflated rates as part of its bottled water operations. Makaśa Looking Horse, a Six Nations environmental activist, has been at the forefront of this issue, highlighting the many social, health, and ecological impacts of corporations’ activity on water resources and Indigenous communities.


For more information, contact:

Jennifer Loft
Email: jcloft@buffalo.edu