Imagine not being able to turn on the tap to get a glass of clean drinking water. Imagine sending your kids to school with dirty clothes and unwashed bodies because the water isn’t safe to wash in. Imagine purchasing water year after year to make a cup of tea in your home.
This is the reality for more than 100 First Nations in Canada. Many communities have faced these conditions for years, or even decades. As Canadians committed to reconciliation, we must work together to redress such a grave injustice in Canada.
Everyone in Canada has a right to clean drinking water.