Posted on Mar 27, 2017
Video: Fighting for First Nations
I rose in the Legislature to ask the Minister of Indigenous Relations what the government is doing to ensure Alberta's First Nations have access to clean drinking water.
This is a problem that has gone on far too long. Some reserves have been under boil water advisories for years, and that is shameful. That's why I am glad to see Alberta Budget 2017 pledges $100 million to help ensure safe drinking water for Indigenous communities across the province. This important and necessary action is but one step towards fulfilling our commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.