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Pipeline battle puts focus on Canada's disputed right to use indigenous land

Pipeline battle puts focus on Canada's disputed right to use indigenous land

The protesters in northern British Columbia had camped out for days amid bitter cold and deep snow, manning a checkpoint to prevent construction vehicles from entering the territory of the Wet’suwet’en nation. Their demonstrations, part of a fight against a multibillion-dollar natural gas pipeline, galvanized supporters across the country and at his town hall meeting, the prime minister was forced to content with a barrage of angry questions.

What if Ottawa spends $2B on water for First Nations and it still isn’t safe for everyone to drink?

What if Ottawa spends $2B on water for First Nations and it still isn’t safe for everyone to drink?

A green dot. That’s the symbol the federal government uses for this First Nation in the Gatineau River Valley. An online map that tracks one of the Liberal administration’s signature pledges — to rid First Nations of warnings that their tap water is dirty and unsafe — marks Kitigan Zibi with a green dot, like a traffic signal, indicating Mission Accomplished.

Kathleen Wynne calls on feds, provinces to provide First Nations with safe drinking water

Kathleen Wynne calls on feds, provinces to provide First Nations with safe drinking water

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the provinces and federal government should be ashamed if they can't find a way to provide clean drinking water to First Nations communities across Canada.

First Nations' leaders from northern Ontario declared a public-health emergency last week, asking for a detailed intervention plan to ensure communities have access to safe, clean drinking water.