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Minister Miller Provides Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided Indigenous Services Canada’s monthly update on the progress of removing drinking water advisories. In February 2020, two short-term...

Lac Seul First Nation Celebrates End of 17-Year Drinking Water Advisory

A new water treatment plant has ended a 17-year drinking water advisory in Lac Seul First Nation. Chief Derek Maud, the community of Lac Seul...

Minister of Indigenous Services Provides January 2020 Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, provided the department's monthly progress update on drinking water advisories affecting public systems on reserves. "We are determined to...

Small Solutions, Big Progress

Serving Indigenous communities with reliable, easy to operate small solutions. Water is considered sacred by Indigenous people for its interconnectedness to all life, making the...

H2Opinion on Mercury Contamination

It was in 2009 that I first learned about the mercury contamination that affected Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong Independent First Nation. At...

Marc Miller Provides January 2020 Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, provided the department’s monthly progress update on drinking water advisories affecting public systems on reserves. “First Nations and the...

Nominations Open for 2020 National First Nations Water Leadership Award

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, has opened nominations for the 2020 National First Nations Water Leadership Award. "Our commitment to eliminating all long-term drinking...

Marc Miller Provides November 2019 Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, provided the department’s monthly progress update on its commitment to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public...

Beaver First Nation Opens New Water Treatment Plant

Chief Trevor Mercredi and Beaver First Nation have officially opened a new water treatment facility. The new water plant is connected to an existing six-plex housing unit...

Call to Establish a Mercury Care Home for Grassy Narrows First Nation Receives Support

A call for immediate action to establish a mercury care home for Grassy Narrows First Nation has received support from Assembly of First Nations...

First Nations Coalition Announces Campaign for Safe Drinking Water

A First Nations coalition will be launching a campaign to recognize the human right to safe drinking water in First Nations communities. This campaign...

August 2019 Update on Canada’s Commitment to End Drinking Water Advisories

Seamus O'Regan, minister of indigenous services, has provided an update for August 2019 on the government's commitment to end long-term drinking water advisories. In August...

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation Awards Contract for Water Treatment System

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has awarded a contract for the construction of a water treatment and distribution system to a joint venture firm, Shoal...

Okanagan Indian Band Files Suit Against Federal Government

The Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) has filed a suit in Federal Court against the Government of Canada over its failure to ensure the safety...

Progress Made on Manitoba First Nations Water Infrastructure

Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, recognized nine Manitoba First Nations on their progress improving water and wastewater infrastructure. As part...

ILCEPP Funding Awarded for 21 Projects Across Canada

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced $5.8 million in Indigenous and Local Communities Engagement and Partnership Program funding for 21 projects with Indigenous groups....

WCWC Launches Drinking Water Course for First Nations Communities

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) has launched a new drinking water course for First Nations communities through a partnership with Keewaytinook Okimakanak and...

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Receive Funding to Improve Drinking Water Quality

The Government of Canada is working with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte to improve access to safe, clean drinking water in the...

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