Media Representation of First Nations Water Issues in Canada.pdf


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Introduction ____________________________________________________________________________ (3)
Contaminants in the water ________________________________________________________________ (4)
E. Coli ____________________________________________________________________________ (4)
Uranium __________________________________________________________________________ (5)
Fuel _____________________________________________________________________________ (6)
Health Problems Arising from Contaminated Water ____________________________________________ (6)
Cancer ___________________________________________________________________________ (6)
Tuberculosis ______________________________________________________________________ (7)
Hepatitis _________________________________________________________________________ (7)
Skin diseases and rashes _____________________________________________________________ (8)
Money, Government Funding _____________________________________________________________ (11)
Government funding for general issues on First Nations reserves ___________________________ (11)
Government funding for the improvement of water quality on First Nations reserves ___________ (13)
Increasing price of fishing/trapping licenses for First Nations people _________________________ (15)
Failure by the government to spend allocated funding for First Nations Water _________________ (15)
Statements, Action from Canadian Politicians ________________________________________________ (16)
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau _______________________________________________________ (16)
Indian Affairs Minister, Andy Scott____________________________________________________ (17)
Ambiguous jurisdiction of Native land_______________________________________________________ (18)
Comparisons made between Native and non-Native communities________________________________ (18)