Canada is one of the wealthiest and most water-rich countries in the world. Yet many of its First Nations communities continue to lack safe drinking water — a basic human right.

As of February, 61 Indigenous reserves were under long-term drinking water advisories, half of which remain unresolved after more than a decade. These water advisories warn people to either boil water before use, not to consume it, or avoid it altogether because of toxicity levels.

Why Global Citizens Should Care
Clean water and sanitation is essential to ensuring good health and ending extreme poverty. The United Nations’ Global Goal 6 urges countries to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. You can join us and take action on this issue here.
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