Photo: Two class actions over lack of clean water in First Nations were filed in 2019 and then combined in 2020. Photo: APTN
The Federal Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba have jointly approved an $8-billion settlement in a national class-action lawsuit between Canada and First Nations and their members who’ve had to drink unclean water.
The deal, ratified on Dec. 22, will dish out at least … [more…]
In There’s Something In the Water, a new documentary premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, co-directors and producers Ellen Page and Ian Daniel introduce viewers to several women who are taking a stand against environmental racism in Page’s home province of Nova Scotia, Canada. In a first clip from the movie, above, we meet one such woman, Michelle Francis-Denny.
The granddaughter of a former Pictou Landing … [more…]
Canadian and United States mayors from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and Anishinabek Nation leadership have joined together to call for stricter rules for any new water withdrawals from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence.
They are asking the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Water Resources Council (Compact Council) and Regional Body to reconsider and defer the adoption of proposed changes to the procedures for reviewing requests … [more…]
[pub. date August 11, 2018 —ed.] Ladner author Nina Munteanu will be at Stir Coffee House in Ladner Village on Thursday, Aug. 16. Ladner author Nina Munteanu will read from her latest book and host a discussion at Stir Coffee House in Ladner Village next week.
Water Is has received much praise throughout the literary world since Munteanu released the book last year. It has been an Amazon bestseller for … [more…]
[Canada] The federal government has shared the latest results in its efforts to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on Indigenous reserve by March 2021.
For the month of August 2018, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided the following update as part of the department’s monthly report on long-term drinking water advisories:
- A long-term drinking water advisory was added in Wabaseemoong Independent Nations, Ontario