Ground-breaking First Nations Water Authority takes first steps in Atlantic region – CBC

Proposed utility to provide safe water for First Nations in the region

May 30, 2018

The Atlantic First Nations Water Authority has taken its first steps with the appointment of a First Nations board of directors from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Plans for the new utility, co-ordinated by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs (APC-FNC) have been underway for seven years amid numerous boil water orders in First Nations communities across the region.

Executive director of APC-FNC John Paul said while the complex project has taken a while to co-ordinate, it now has momentum to make a substantial change to “systematic issues” being faced by Indigenous communities.

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