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Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities

| Indigenous Services Canada | news releases

The weeks of December 6-12 continued to see an alarming increase in the number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 in First Nations communities, related to the second wave of the pandemic, with 1,144 new cases reported accordingly as of December 17.

Government of Canada announces $1.5 billion in new investments for clean drinking water in First Nations communities

| Indigenous Services Canada | news releases

As we work towards a more inclusive Canada, we must also make sure that basic needs are met. However, this is not always the case when it comes to the lived reality in Indigenous communities today. While most Canadians have access to clean and reliable drinking water, many First Nation communities still face pressing water issues; something that has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New investments in clean water on reserves

| Indigenous Services Canada | backgrounders

Everyone in Canada should have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. The Government of Canada and First Nations communities are working in partnership to improve water infrastructure on reserves and support access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water.

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