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February 6, 2024
Heated debate on clean drinking water legislation leads to accusations of stereotyping
The debate on Bill C-61 also called the First Nations Clean Drinking Water Act has been ongoing since Dec. 2023 APTN News: During a debate in the House of Commons Saskatoon Conservative MP Kevin Waugh said tensions were high in First Nations communities who do not have clean drinking water and remain under a boil...
December 21, 2023
Prairie First Nations call on Ottawa to rewrite clean water bill
Ottawa dumping responsibilities on First Nations without adequate support or consultation, chiefs say CBC News: First Nations leaders in Manitoba and Alberta are calling on Ottawa to redraft proposed new clean water legislation — and warn that the bill would fail to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater services in their communities. Two groups representing more than 100 First Nations...
December 20, 2023
Alberta chiefs demand treaty table to talk about safe drinking water action
“We want clean water. We deserve clean water, but we shouldn’t have to do it this way.” — Norma Large, advisor to the Chiefs Steering Committee on Technical Services Advisory Tallcree First Nation Chief Rupert Meneen Windspeaker.com: Alberta chiefs are looking for a carve out for their nations in safe drinking water and wastewater legislation...
December 13, 2023
AMC Challenges Efficacy of Federal Water Legislation
NationTalk: Treaty One Territory – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) challenges the efficacy of federal legislation to improve the quality of drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure on reserves across Canada. The First Nations Drinking Water and Wastewater Act insufficiently considers First Nations’ jurisdiction concerning drinking water, wastewater, and related infrastructure on the traditional...
December 11, 2023
‘Not true reconciliation:’ FSIN reacts to federal bill on water
The federal government claims Bill C-61 was developed through extensive engagement that put First Nations voices at the forefront, but the FSIN does not agree. (980 CJME file photo) CBC Indigenous: North East Now: CKOM – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is not impressed with new federal legislation on clean water. The Canadian...
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