$8B settlement between First Nations, feds in clean water class action

Courts approve $8B settlement between First Nations, feds in clean water class action

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…]

Indigenous artists unite to create murals focused on water protection

photo: Indigenous artists unite to create Edmonton, Ottawa murals focused on water protection

Artist Isaac Murdoch, from Serpent River First Nation in Ontario, and volunteers in Edmonton began painting a mural on the iHuman Youth Society building on Friday. The mural is about protecting water from threats posed by industrial development and pipelines, Murdoch said. (Brad Crowfoot)

Brandi Morin, Métis, born and raised in Alberta, possesses a passion for telling Indigenous stories. Based outside Edmonton, Morin has lent her talents to several news

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Long-time protector of Ottawa River, Patricia Tait, offers tips on how to preserve local water resources

photo: Patricia Tait portrait/head shot

How can an ordinary person become a change maker? One step at a time. Check out these tips: A river can be a place to go for a weekend camping trip, a venue for a day excursion or a backdrop to an afternoon spent reading outdoors. For people like Patricia Tait – who find happiness in these liquid landmarks – the river is home, and the zeal to protect it

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