NAN calls for more accountability on First Nations drinking water advisories – CBC

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NAN calls for more accountability on First Nations drinking water advisories – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202112 Views

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler was responding to the auditor general’s finding that Canada hasn’t done enough

Mar 02, 2021

The Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation says the federal government needs to improve its commitment to bringing clean drinking water to First Nations.

The auditor general released a report Friday finding that Indigenous Services Canada has not provided enough support to ensure that First Nations have ongoing access to safe drinking water.

She issued five recommendations aimed at rectifying the problems.

The federal government agreed with all of the recommendations and recommitted itself to working with First Nations and assuring adequate funding to address water quality issues.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/nan-auditor-general-report-water-1.5932345

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