B.C. First Nation latest to take control of water problems

March 22, 2017

A small but growing number of First Nations are finding unique ways to tackle a huge problem. For decades, First Nations have been plagued by a lack of clean drinking water, an issue many blame on crumbling infrastructure and chronic underfunding.

Among more than 600 First Nations across Canada, the federal government said 127 were under drinking water advisories as of December 2016. ​Some advisories have been in place for over 20 years.