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Alberta 2017 Budget Includes $100M for Water on Reserves

March 17, 2017 - 10:07 am

The Alberta Government has released its Budget 2017, which includes $100 million in new funding to support access to water systems throughout the province, providing access to clean water for Indigenous peoples. Alberta’s provisions for water access to Indigenous people and people living on reserve...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Exercising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation

February 27, 2017 - 12:39 pm

When the human right to life-sustaining drinking water and healthy sanitation is violated, anyone can call their governments to account. Those whose rights were violated also have the option of filing a claim in court. At least four legal frameworks protect the human right to water and sanitation. This...

Categories: Features

NSERC Funds Research to Improve Wastewater at Two Ont. First Nations

February 23, 2017 - 10:25 am

Dr. Chris Metcalfe, a professor at the Trent School for the Environment and director of the Institute for Watershed Science, has been awarded $478,800 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects program. The funding...

Categories: News, Ontario

Ministers' Statement on Grassy Narrows Mercury Contamination

February 13, 2017 - 10:06 am

Following the release of a report from the David Suzuki Foundation on the federal government's work to deliver drinking water to First Nations in Ontario, the province's Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, met with Grassy Narrows Chief Simon...

Categories: News, Ontario

Land Transferred to First Nations after Harbour Remediation

December 8, 2016 - 9:08 am

On December 6th, the federal Government announced the transfer of three parcels of land totalling 1.707 hectares in Rock Bay, British Columbia, from Canada to a partnership of the Esquimalt Nation and the Songhees Nation after remediation of the harbour floor and uplands. With the transfer, the Esquimalt...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Tla'amin Assessing Water, Fish Ahead of Hydroelectric Development

December 7, 2016 - 10:56 am

The Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia has received funding from the B.C. First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of three-megawatt hydroelectric facility. The nation will use $40,000 from the FNCEBF to study fish habitats in the project...

Categories: Indigenous, News, Western Canada

Toosey First Nation Completes Water Treatment System

December 6, 2016 - 9:48 am

On December 5th, Toosey First Nation (Tl'esqox First Nation) in British Columbia announced that it has completed a new water treatment system. The water system includes a new well, water treatment plant, and distribution system. Once commissioned, the system will provide clean, healthy drinking water...

Categories: Indigenous, News, Western Canada

Mercury 40 Times Limit in Walleye

November 24, 2016 - 9:45 am

An investigation conducted by the Toronto Star has concluded that the walleye in Clay Lake that feeds residents of Grassy Narrows First Nation near Kenora, Ontario, has the highest level of mercury contamination in the province. Since the 1970s, Canada has worked to reduce domestic sources of anthropogenic...

Categories: Indigenous, News, Ontario

Alarmingly High E. Coli Levels in First Nations

October 17, 2016 - 2:04 pm

In a report published on September 29th, scientists found what they described as an “alarmingly high frequency” of fecal bacteria in drinking water sources at a fly-in First Nations community. E. coli levels were upwards of 62,000CFU per 100 millilitres in homes without running water. Homes that...

Categories: National, News, Western Canada

Canadian Indigenous Perspectives on Water in Film and Video

February 10, 2016 - 11:09 am

Film and video can be important tools for communication and education. This blog contains a collection of videos on the web the pertaining to Indigenous people in Canada and water. Included are perspectives on traditional knowledge, drinking water and wastewater challenges, and project success stories...

Categories: Blog

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