thoughtful thursday – clean water?

we live in Canada. apparently, we have the 4th largest renewable supply of fresh water.  in the world.  supposedly, “over 99.8% of Canadians have access to pure drinking water and safe sanitation“.

really?  so what about our First Nations’ communities?

First Nations' communities with boil water advisories across Canada

First Nations’ communities with boil water advisories across Canada via Vice

here’s an interesting statistic: 169 First Nation communities across Canada do not have access to clean drinking water (35 of those in BC – second only to 79 in Ontario)

wtf is our federal government doing pissing around with free trade agreements and other international deals and schemes to support transnational corporations when our own citizens can’t even get a clean glass of drinking water??

Access to Water on Canada’s Reserves –

What do prominent indigenous people want from the next prime minster? –

Shoal Lake 40 to make clean water case before United Nations –

Clean running water still a luxury on many Native reserves –

Honouring Water – Assembly of First Nations

Water, water everywhere – UBC news