Friday, December 4, 2020

Tag: Assembly of First Nations

AFN National Chief Calls for Safe Drinking Water and Proper Sanitation...

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A new approach and new investments are needed to ensure that First Nations families have safe drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, according to Assembly...

New Executive Director for the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corp.

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  The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation Board of Directors (OFNTSC) has appointed Melanie Debassige as the new Executive Director for the OFNTSC. Her...

Relationship Reset: Safe Water for All First Nations

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Opposition to the federal government’s attempts to introduce regulations for water and wastewater has been persistent ever since the government set out to engage...

Atlantic Canada’s Model for a First Nations-led Water Authority

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As First Nations are more actively deploying their own governance locally, regionally, and nationally, a growing body of Canadian leaders are advocating for the...

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls for plan to end water...

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Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde announced that the report by Human Rights Watch,  Make It Safe: Canada’s Obligation to End...

Ottawa Needs A Fresh Approach To Address Drinking Water Regulations For...

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In 2005, when half the people living on the Kashechewan First Nation reserve in Northern Ontario were evacuated following an E. coli outbreak in...

Senate Passes Bill S-8

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The Senate has passed Bill S-8, the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act after its third reading last night and will now move...

Growing Together

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As water infrastructure deficits grow and standards become more stringent, communities across the country are wondering how they’ll cope with the added costs of...

State of Emergency

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“We must commit ourselves as a society to ensure that every child has access to safe, clean drinking water,” wrote Assembly of First Nations...

State of Emergency in Pikangikum

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Chief Jonah Strang has declared a state of emergency for Pikangikum First Nation, a northwestern Ontario community with an on-reserve population of 2,400, no...

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