Lesson 15: Emerging Water Issues

Learning Goals:

  1. Students are able to identify water issues within the Canadian context
  2. Student is able to discuss social injustice with access to water for our Aboriginal population

Agenda

  • Access to Water in Canada (Class Discussion)
    • Human Right or fair game for Profit?
  • Aboriginal Water Issues in Canada PPT
  • Film: “Water Everywhere and not a Drop to Drink” by the Water Brothers
  • Discussion: Water- basic human right?

 

Film: “Water Everywhere and not a Drop to Drink” by the Water Brothers

Summary: Canadians are big water users and are also advanced in water treatment and distribution technologies. Yet, in one of the most water rich countries in the world, approximately one out of every five First Nations communities in Canada lacks access to clean, safe and sustainable drinking water. Why do some First Nations communities have these problems and others do not and are thriving? How can there be economic independence and advancement for these communities without this basic human right? The Brothers travel to First Nations communities in search of the answers.

Link: http://thewaterbrothers.ca/water-everywhere-but-not-a-drop-to-drink/

 

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