For the past year we have been standing with the Standing Rock Lakota as they demand the right to clean water – free from the threat of potential environmental harm and to protect its sacredness.
According to a recently published release from the Council of Canadians, one in four people on First Nations Reserves may lack clean water. Track developments in the Council of Canadian’s Water campaign here. Sign a petition demanding action on Grassy Narrows here. Here is the Government of Canada list of First Nations communities with water quality advisories.
How long did it take to clean up the E. coli outbreak in Walkerton? There was outrage, there was an investigation, new systems were put in place. Where is this outrage for First Nations reserves where a quarter of the people lack access to clean water?
Celebrate water and stand up for the right to clean water everywhere.