Lack of Clean drinking water in Indigenous Communites

Updated: 6/19/2020
Lack of Clean drinking water in Indigenous Communites

Storyboard Text

  • Scene 1
  • 14-year-old girl growing up in northern Ontario who has never been able to drink or bathe in the water that they have access to...
  • Momma & Papa, why can't brother and I drink from the tap, or have a bath.. It is so unfair
  • Scene 2
  • There is a noticeable foul smell and taste in the water
  • The water is not potable, it is impacted by everything from the water’s origin to the pipes through which it flows to how remote our community is.
  • Scene 3
  • Canadian governments have spent many years trying to make clean water flow from the taps for Indigenous Communities . At any given time, we are under water advisories
  • How did this inequality happen... how do we fix it?
  • Indigenous reserves across Canada struggle to access clean drinking water from their taps.Many Indigenous communities have gone for years and years without clean drinking water
  • Our community has been under a boil-water advisory for nearly two decades.
  • The advisories include: boil water, do not consume and do not use. The most common is a boil water advisory, in which communities are told they should boil all water for at least one minute before drinking, brushing their teeth or cooking and that they shouldn’t use tap water to bathe.