I remember coming home for the holidays a few years ago, around the time of Idle No More, and learning about Shoal Lake through the council. The water we drink in Winnipeg comes from Shoal Lake First Nation, yet the community members themselves cannot drink their own water! I was devastated and angry at such a clear injustice.
Shoal Lake 40 was cut off from the mainland a century ago during construction of an aqueduct to send clean water to Winnipeg.
WINNIPEG — A crowdfunding campaign to pay Ottawa's portion of an all-weather road for a reserve under one of the longest
The community has been under a boil-water advisory for 17 years and has no all-weather road.
WINNIPEG - A kickstarter campaign is underway to pay Ottawa's portion of an all-weather road for a reserve under one of the
"Our people need an answer today."
"It's a very modest amount of resources to make a huge, huge qualitative difference in the lives of people."
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation straddles the Ontario-Manitoba boundary and was carved off from the mainland a century ago to
The Shoal Lake 40 First Nation was cut off from the mainland a century ago to build an aqueduct which supplies the city of
At any given time, there are thousands of Canadians who cannot safely drink the water out of the taps in their homes. In some extreme cases, they may not even have indoor plumbing. The worst part is that for many, help isn't on the way.