Key priority: Reliable infrastructure

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Challenges

As of January 23, 2018:

First Nations infrastructure deficit as high as $30 billion, including:

In November 2015, there were 105 long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves.

Progress since 2015

As of June 2019:

Voices

"Our elders signed the treaty to share in the benefits of any major development that occurs in the homelands. Our people are leading the pathway by owning major infrastructure with a vision of bringing light to our communities. We celebrate with Pikangikum this remarkable achievement. Today, the line that brings light shines in Pikangikum and brings us one step closer to energizing across the North and realizing the hopes of our people and future generations."

Margaret Kenequanash CEO, Wataynikaneyap Power LP

"The Nuxalk Nation is extremely proud of the new and renovated buildings that have been completed. Our new buildings were constructed to combat the wet west coast, and therefore will have a longer life span and provide higher quality living for residents. We accomplished three goals through the housing projects:

  • 16 carpentry apprentices completed their third year
  • contributed significantly to reducing our shortfall in housing stock
  • units were constructed to a higher standard than the National Building code"
Chief Wally Webber Nuxalk Nation

"With the help of the Government of Canada, we are able to reduce the need for housing in our First Nation. These new homes will contribute to a healthier life and a sense of belonging for families in our community."

Chef Christopher Skead, Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum Nation

The path forward

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