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Federal Budget will Dedicate Funds to Sustainable Energy for Indigenous Communities

February 10, 2017

CBC news learned that the upcoming federal budget is expected to include $50 million to help remote communities develop renewable energy sources and eliminate their dependence on expensive and polluting diesel.

Federal Government Pushing for On-Reserve Child Welfare Reform

October 27, 2016

The federal government has appointed Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux as a special representative to tackle the challenge of improving the quality on-reserve child welfare services.

VICE Says First Nations Water Crisis Unchanged Under Trudeau

October 26, 2016

VICE News reports that after a year of being in power, the Federal Liberals have made little progress toward ending the drinking water crisis on First Nations reserves. According to VICE, only one boil water advisory of the 133 in place in 2015 has been removed.

BC Company Builds Energy Efficient Homes on Reserve

October 5, 2016

Smithers-based company Net-Zero Structures builds homes that generate the same amount of energy they consume. The affordable and energy-efficient structures may be part of the solution to the on-reserve housing crisis.

One Third of Reserve Residents Depend on Risky Water Sources

August 30, 2016

A Globe and Mail investigation has found that roughly a third of First Nations people living on reserve depend on water sources that the federal government has deemed high or medium risk.

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