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Manitoba Indigenous leader speaking on safe access to clean water at UN Water Conference – CityNews

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 202327 Views

Mar 21, 2023

A Manitoba Indigenous leader is in New York speaking about safe access to clean water on First Nations at the United Nations 2023 Water Conference — the first event of its kind since 1977.

Cindy Woodhouse, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief for Manitoba, says it’s important for her to share the message to the world, about the issues First Nations communities in Canada face daily.

“We need to try and close those gaps,” said Woodhouse. “It’s a significant opportunity to talk about First Nations, to ensure that there is safe drinking and sanitation for everyone in Canada, and to close the water infrastructure gap between First Nations and Canadians by 2030.”

Woodhouse will be speaking twice throughout the event, talking about the UN’s goals for sustainable development, and discussions around the importance of Canada respecting the inherent rights of First Nations lands.

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