Current Problems: Drinking Water Advisories

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March 28, 2024

Sask. First Nation a late addition to federal settlement over unsafe drinking water

(Rory MacLean / CTV News) First Peoples Law Report: CTV News Saskatoon – A new Saskatchewan community has just been included in the settlement of a class action lawsuit over unsafe drinking water in Canada’s First Nations. The settlement compensates people living in communities that were subject to a drinking water advisory of at least...

March 10, 2024

After 5 years, Oneida still has no clean water. Why a class action settlement could be a ‘relief’

The federal drinking water settlement deal covers 142,000 individuals from 258 First Nations  CBC Indigenous: A First Nation south of London, Ont., says compensation from the federal government in a class action settlement will be a relief for members who haven’t had clean drinking water in years.  After a years-long court battle, Ottawa opened the...

February 21, 2023

First Nations Drinking Water Settlement Claim Period Extended to March 7, 2024

FIRST NATIONS DRINKING WATER SETTLEMENT CLAIM PERIOD EXTENDED TO MARCH 7, 2024. Eligible First Nations and Individuals now have more time to submit their claim. NationTalk: Impacted First Nations and Individuals affected by long-term drinking water advisories that lasted for at least one year between November 20, 1995, and June 20, 2021, now have until March...

December 27, 2022

Oji-Cree First Nation frustrated as majority of community members ineligible for drinking-water settlement

Wunnumin Lake has until March 7 to choose if it will opt in to the agreement CBC News: Leaders from an Oji-Cree First Nation in Treaty 9 in Ontario say they want the Canadian government to take action to properly compensate all their community members enduring a long-term boil-water advisory, after learning most of them won’t...

December 15, 2022

Residents from dozens of Saskatchewan First Nations qualify for compensation

Lawyers are encouraging residents and band councils from impacted First Nations to apply before the deadline of March 7, 2023. NationTalk: SASKATCHEWAN – Numerous people who lived on a First Nation in Canada – including Saskatchewan – that had a long-term drinking water advisory for more than a year are eligible to submit a claim...

December 7, 2022

Individuals who lived on a First Nation that had a long-term drinking water advisory for more than a year are encouraged to submit a claim for compensation

Resources are available to help navigate the claims process and submit a claim before March 7, 2023 NationTalk: DECEMBER 7, 2023 – The First Nations Drinking Water Settlement provides compensation for First Nations impacted by long-term drinking water advisories that lasted continuously for at least one year between November 20, 1995 and June 20, 2021. Compensation...

April 28, 2022

Update to Safe Drinking Water Settlement Agreement

Indigenous Services Canada: Chief Wayne Moonias of Neskantaga First Nation, Chief Doreen Spence of Tataskweyak Cree Nation and Chief Emily Whetung of Curve Lake First Nation, along with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided an update on the progress underway and announced that the claims period is open for the historic settlement...

December 23, 2021

Federal Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench approve an agreement to settle class-action litigation

APTN – Yesterday, the Federal Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba issued a joint decision approving an agreement to settle class-action litigation related to safe drinking water in First Nations communities. An appeals period of approximately 60 days will follow the courts’ approval of the settlement agreement. The class-action lawsuits could see...

July 30, 2021

Tataskweyak, Curve Lake and Neskantaga First Nations sign an historic Agreement-in- Principle

“Tataskweyak Cree Nation, Curve Lake First Nation and Neskantaga First Nation, together with the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced that an historic Agreement in Principle has been reached through a successful negotiation process to resolve national class action litigation related to safe drinking water in First Nations communities. This Agreement in Principle...

June 29, 2021

Marten Falls First Nation

Marten Falls First Nation – has agreed to join the class-action litigation on drinking water advisories in First Nation communities, which will be led by Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend (OKT) LLP and McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Marten Falls has decided to participate in this class-action lawsuit because it has been under a boil water advisory for over...

October 15, 2019

Okanagan Indian Band : Other First Nations join lawsuit

Water Canada – Ermineskin Cree Nation, Sucker Creek First Nation and two other Alberta First Nations have joined forces with Okanogan First Nation to coordinate legal actions to confirm First Nations’ – and other Canadians – human right to safe drinking water. Ermineskin Cree Nation will also be presenting to the Assembly of First Nations...

August 19, 2019

Okanagan Indian Band files suit in federal court over drinking water

Water Canada – Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) filed a suit in Federal Court against the federal government over its failure to ensure the safety of drinking water. An expert assessment commissioned by the federal government in 2010 by firm Neegan Burnside produced a startling result. All of the drinking water systems were ranked an 8...

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