Tsal'alhmec, known as People of the Lake, (Seton Lake Indian band) became the first Blue Indigenous Community this week. Tsal'alh adopted a resolution with the three criteria needed to become a Blue Community: recognizing of the human right to water, banning bottled water at community facilities and events and promoting public water services.
Last night Tsal'alh became the first Indigenous community to become a blue community. It is hoped that by endorsing this resolution Tsal'alh will inspire other Indigenous communities and First Nations on Turtle Island to also become blue communities.
This week Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will be in Almonte, an historic mill town established in 1818, which is situated about 50 kilometres south-east of Ottawa.
Globo.com reports (in Portuguese), "The National Health Surveillance Agency [of Brazil] has banned the distribution
Detroit’s water crisis has drawn international attention in recent weeks putting a spotlight on the water cut-off program being pursued by the city. Organizations on the ground have been calling for an end to the cut-offs since March when the city announced it would begin shutting off water services to 1,500 to 3,000 households every week.