The Water Song Project engages women around the world to become keepers of the water in spirit and action.
It starts with an Algonquin Water Song that expresses loving gratitude for the water and raises the consciousness and connection of women with Mother Nature’s greatest gift. The song is easy to learn, and our vision is that millions of women will sing it, raising their own connection and awareness of the water they interact with daily even in the shower or at the sink. We believe this is a powerful step to change, leading to both a spiritual as well as environmental shift on our planet.
The project has three major elements:
1. VIDEO: Music Video of an Algonquin Water Song that was passed on from many generations of women to Grandmother Nancy Andry with the explicit instruction to share it far and wide. The video was recorded at an August, 2017 gathering with four generations of women, including Grandmothers and respected elders from all four directions. It was filmed by an award-winning all-female crew. Documentary coverage of the gathering was also be recorded, including interviews with elders that will be used online and in a feature documentary. Community Videos created by viewers singing the song will be shared and celebrated on social media.
2. LIVE EVENTS: Gatherings of women coming together to learn the song, share stories and mobilize for our water. The first gathering was in August, 2017, in the Northeast with Grandmothers from major tribes and fifty women from the ages of seven to eighty-two. In 2018, we will hold a flash mob extending up the whole length of the Hudson River in Manhattan as we sing the song in celebration. Water is life!
3. IMPACT: A targeted partner network and outreach strategy connects millions of women to water issues and empowers them as keepers of the water. The Water Song Project will connect with indigenous and environmental organizations locally and around the world in a unitedmission to project and cherish our water, encouraging them to use our material in their programs and events. Awareness leads to action when we connect the Water Song community with our partners focusing on specific actions developed in collaboration.
WOMEN ARE WATER PROTECTORS
Our water is under siege from pollution, climate change, mismanagement, and corporate environmental disaster, Without clean water, we cannot live. In Native American and many other indigenous cultures, women are the Keepers of the Water, and men are the Keepers of Fire. In recent months, many brave women who are Water Protectors have captured the attention of the world whether at Standing Rock, attempting to stop the pipelines, or Flint, Michigan, demanding clean water for their children, or ever increasing battlegrounds of environmental disaster.
MOTHER EARTH NEEDS THE MOTHERS
The Elders have understood since the beginning of time that clean water is essential for the survival of all living beings, and they continue to fight and advocate for Mother Earth’s most precious resource. Now, they are asking women to join them for one minute a day to sing to the water. It is incumbent for all of us, especially the women, to help them raise awareness and protect the water for future generations.
Partnering with the Utah Film Center
We have received fiscal sponsorship from the Utah Film Center, a 501-c3 non-profit, so all contributions are tax deductible.
Please send donations in the form of checks payable to Utah Film Center.
IMPORTANT - Please include THE WATER SONG PROJECT in the MEMO line of the check so that contributions will be allocated correctly.
You will receive a year end letter confirming your tax deductible contribution as well as a letter of thanks from The Water Song Project with updates on our progress, and other ways to stay engaged.
Utah Film Center
50 W Broadway Ste 1125
Salt Lake City UT 84101
For questions regarding donations, contact Victoria Cummings ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Thank you for your support!
Find the Song at
And the Video on Vimeo