Grassy Narrows is thirsty for justice - Add your voice

Tell Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs that access to safe and clean tap water is an absolute necessity.

The Public of Service Alliance of Canada has partnered with the community of Grassy Narrows to launch the campaign #thirstyforjustice demanding safe drinking water in First Nations communities. 

Please sign and send the letter below. You can also include your own personal comments that will be added to the bottom of the message to Minister Bennett.

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Subject: Safe drinking water in all First Nations communities

Dear Ms. Bennett,

The Public of Service Alliance of Canada has partnered with the community of Grassy Narrows to launch the campaign #thirstyforjustice demanding safe drinking water in First Nations communities.

I am writing to demand that your government to take action on the water crisis that is facing so many First Nations in Canada today. There are 125 Aboriginal communities that are currently under boil-water advisories. Some have been for years.

Access to safe and clean tap water for drinking and bathing is an absolute necessity. It is appalling that so many First Nations communities are not guaranteed this basic human right.

I urge your government to introduce new legislation that will guarantee clean water to all Aboriginal people by:

  • Providing appropriate funds and resources to support the development of much-needed publicly delivered water infrastructure.
  • Supporting the training and certification of First Nation water operators.
  • Implementing more effective water treatment processes, guaranteed by the federal government.
  • Ensuring adequate education and training for First Nations to be able to make decisions about the treatment of their own water.
I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,


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