Human rights complaint alleges Manitoba First Nation adults with disabilities left behind

Three human rights complaints have been filed against the federal government alleging systemic discrimination and a failure to provide proper services to First Nations adults with disabilities in Manitoba. The … Read More

Trudeau’s promise to improve First Nations drinking water years behind schedule: federal government

Long-term drinking water advisories affecting First Nations will take several years longer to fix than what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised, according to a new action plan presented in Parliament. … Read More

Ottawa won’t set deadline to lift drinking water advisories in First Nations communities

Indigenous Services Canada won’t set a deadline for lifting all remaining long-term drinking- water advisories in First Nations communities. Department officials said public health measures, contractor and human resource shortages … Read More

Anishnaabe and Dakota chiefs call for inquiry over revelations in Broken Promises investigation

An advocacy organization representing Anishinaabe and Dakota communities in Manitoba is calling for an inquiry into how the federal government reviews major infrastructure projects on First Nations. The Southern Chiefs’ … Read More

Feds didn’t supply enough resources to end water advisories on First Nations: auditor

The government did not provide the support needed to ensure First Nations communities have access to safe drinking water, says federal auditor general Karen Hogan in a report released Thursday. … Read More

Indigenous services minister ‘alarmed’ by allegations about construction practices on First Nations

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he was alarmed by revelations of a December investigation into construction practices in on-reserve water projects and said he would like to start collecting … Read More

How colonial systems have left some First Nations without drinking water

When Ed Morrison needs government approval for a project in Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, he has a strategy he can use to ensure public servants take his proposal seriously. “I can … Read More

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation declares state of emergency after rash of suicides

A western Manitoba Indigenous community declared a state of emergency after four of its members died of suicide in the past month — three in the past week alone. Sioux … Read More

Historic framework signed for First Nations-led Atlantic water authority

Indigenous leaders in Atlantic Canada are guaranteeing clean drinking water for their communities through a historic new framework that will allow them to manage their own water services. On Tuesday, … Read More