Indigenous Peoples Social Issues

Ensure clean water availability on 93 communities on reserves currently affected by poor water quality.

News October 7, 2015
In progress
Dec 2015

Liberals to fund water plant for Neskantaga First Nation in 2016

CBC News | December 29, 2015

Neskantaga First Nation, in northwestern Ontario, finally has a written commitment from the federal government to build a new water treatment plant in the remote community, which has been without safe tap water for 20 years.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett made a promise to fund the water treatment plant at a meeting earlier this month with Neskantaga Chief Wayne Moonias.