Safe drinking water an issue for many Aboriginal communities – The Omega

Nov. 21, 2017

Clean and safe drinking water for Aboriginal communities across Canada was the topic of discussion at the Nov. 16 Storytellers Gala. The event, run by TRUSU’s Equity Committee, marks the eighth year of the Storytellers Gala.

TRUSU’s Aboriginal representative, James-Dean Aleck, hosted the event and directed questions at the panelists. Aleck noted at the start of the event that, since July 31 of this year, 109 long-term and 46 short-term drinking water advisories had been issued to 107 Aboriginal communities across Canada. This number doesn’t include communities in the territories or the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

TRUSU invited a number of experts in the field of water safety, health and Aboriginal issues to come speak at the event. Silvia Struck spoke on behalf of the First Nations Health Authority and Lisa Clark represented Urban Systems.

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