Freshwater Fish Futures

We are a collective of scientists, artists, writers, landscape architects, architects, environmentalists, journalists, and community leaders dedicated to honouring reciprocal responsibilities to freshwater fish in watersheds locally and globally.

About Us

Freshwater Fish Futures

Every part of Canada is a fish place. We aim to re-centre freshwater fish in the collective imagination and governance of our communities across the country, with an explicit focus on honouring Indigenous legal-ethical relations.

What we Do

Plural Perspectives on Bighorn Country

This project, funded by an inaugural New Frontiers in Research Fund grant, explores relationships to bull trout and other trout species in Bighorn Country, Alberta.

Institute for Freshwater Fish Futures

This transdisciplinary, multi-institutional, and trans-continental institute (founded by our team in 2018) brings together scholars and community leaders protecting freshwater fish, environmental, and human health and well-being in watersheds in Canada, the USA, Pacific, and Borneo.

Fluid Boundaries

This collective was selected as one of four finalists under consideration to represent Canada at the 2020 Venice Biennale.


Environmental Kin Studies

Scholars Zoe Todd and AM Kanngieser explore what it means to study place through ‘kin study’ in lieu of the sometimes extractive modes of the western settler ‘environmental case study’.

Public Pedagogy (#INDG2015)

Zoe Todd shares teaching resources with the public through the INDG2015 public pedagogy experiment.

Become Involved!

We work with the public in ‘restor(y)ing’ freshwater fish well-being in local watersheds. We strive to restore habitat and species health through Indigenous knowledge, stories, art, and science. Find out how your fish stories and knowledge help us protect vital habitat!