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Canadians are big water users and also are advanced in water treatment and distribution technologies. Yet, in one of the most water rich countries in the world, approximately one out of every five First Nations communities in Canada lacks access to clean. safe and sustainable drinking water. Why do some First Nations communities have these problems and others do not and are thriving? How can there be economic advancement for these communities without this basic human right? In this video the Water Brothers travel to First Nations communities in search of answers
Water, Water, Everywhere .... may be used as a case study in resource management or human - environmental interaction (Geography, Environmental Science); as a case study in social justice or social equity (Social Studies); as part of a study of First Nations issues and government response to those issues (Native Studies, Social Studies).
Following the viewing and discussion of the video students may investigate the local situation with respect to First Nations and water to determine whether this is a Northern issue only. Local First Nation spokespersons and government representatives would be a useful resource in any such investigation.
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