First Nations gathering in Vancouver want better water legislation, safe drinking water – CBC

Water advocate Autumn Peltier among opening speakers at Assembly of First Nations conference in Vancouver

Feb 06, 2018

In a conference room at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, more than 200 people sat around tables with white linen napkins and jugs topped with ice water on Tuesday morning.

Speaking from the podium at the front of the room, Kevin Hart reminded everyone of another reality in his home province of Manitoba.

“Right now, we have elders going down to the lake, chopping holes in the ice to bring water to their households. Right now,” the Manitoba regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations said.

“So, as you can see, there’s a lot of work that we need to do, and my passion is to get results for our people.”

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