13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Nominated for Global Peace Prize

This 13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Has Been Nominated for a Global Peace Prize

Autumn Peltier already has years of advocacy behind her. She’s met the prime minister, she’s attended the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly and she’s marched on the highway in the name of water protection. At just 13 years old, Peltier is now a nominee for the International Children’s Peace Prize.

The 151 nominees for the International Children’s Peace Prize were recently announced and the only Canadian candidate is … [more…]

Can PM Trudeau keep drinkable water promise to First Nations?

photo: PM Justin Trudeau at the podium - can he keep drinkable water promise to First Nations?

Since forming government, the Liberals have lifted 32 drinking water advisories. However, 22 new advisories have been added in that time.

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged to eradicate all drinking water advisories in First Nations communities by March 2021. With three years left and more than 60 communities still turning to alternative water sources for drinking, bathing and cooking, critics are weary about the pace and scope


More Than 140 First Nations Still Lack Access To Safe Drinking Water

Anishinabe artist and writer Jay Odjick took to Twitter Monday to call out the lack of clean drinking water on many First Nations in Canada. Odjick, a TV producer and comics creator, tweeted that his community hasn’t had clean drinking water for decades.

In My community, Kitigan Zibi – we have not had clean drinking water for over 30 years, as far as I know. — Jay Odjick (@JayOdjick) March


Research will probe dangerous water quality in First Nations communities

A team of McMaster University researchers is partnering with members of two First Nations communities, including the nearby Six Nations of the Grand River, to find out what is contaminating drinking water. The Co-creation of Indigenous Water Quality Tools project is Indigenous-led, meaning community members will help shape where, how and what contaminants the team looks for.

"It brings together scientific experts with what elders have always known," said Dawn


Pipe dreams: rural water, sewer still a luxury for some

Pipe dreams: rural water, sewer still a luxury for some

Conklin resident Kirk Reid stands in his backyard next to his washing machine and one of his water barrels, in Conklin, Alta. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Reid’s house is one of several that will not be able to connect to the new water and sewer pipelines in 2019 due to a lack of plumbing. Cullen Bird/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network.

Kirk Reid knows something about water conservation, living in a