After all these years of Governments promising clean, safe drinking water to First Nations the government still failed to provide the support needed. The Anishinaabe and Dakota chiefs are calling for an inquiry over BROKEN promises by the government. All Canadians should be concerned as all Canadians are also getting multiple broken promises. In late February the Southern Chief's Organization said federal officials often forced First Nations to work with sub-standard firms in order "to save a few bucks."
Jordan's Principle requires governments to cover the cost of services for First Nations children, and work out any disputes over jurisdiction afterwards.
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the government to compensate children and families who had been denied service, or faced delays. NDP MP Charlie Angus said the high cost of compensating First Nations children and families is a result of the government's refusal to negotiate a solution with them after the human rights tribunal found Canada guilty of systemic discriminations against Indigenous children in 2016. The compensation of $15 billion could have been between $2.2 billion and $4.5 billion if the government had of negotiated in good faith. "The real cost has been paid in the lives of Indigenous children on reserves across this country," Angus said Tuesday. We now see our legacy of colonization, government decisions toward indigenous youths, and the lack of secured funding. All families need secure housing, clean water, good food, and a good education to live a healthy and normal life while growing up. The lack of these conditions has been the main cause of the unnecessary amount of indigenous children being incarcerated and displaced.