A ticking time bomb: The Housing Crisis in Manitoba First Nations

The poor condition and shortage of housing is causing a health crisis in FNs across Canada but particularly in the FN reserves of Island Lake, Manitoba. James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, reported in July 2014 that housing in Canada’s Indigenous communities “has reached a crisis level” (Anaya cited in The…

Water or Waste?

Water and waste are compromising health and the environment in First Nation communities. The lack of infrastructure, programs, training and funding in Indigenous Communities impair drinking water quality and waste management. Across Canada today, there are 133 advisories in place in 89 First Nations reserves warning that the water is not safe to drink. Waste Management in…

Energy

Sustainable energy is achieved when energy is readily and sustainably available at reasonable cost and can be utilized efficiently and effectively for all required tasks without causing negative societal impacts in the long run.