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Training program aims for safe, sustainable drinking water for Interlake First Nations

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An organization fighting for the rights of Indigenous communities to have safe drinking water has announced they are bringing an education and training program to Manitoba. This week, Water First Education & Training Inc. (Water First) announced they have formed a partnership with the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) that will see members from several First Nations communities given the opportunity to enrol in the Drinking Water Internship Program. Water First works as a not-for-profit, with the goal of bringing sustainable access to safe and clean water to all Indigenous communities in Canada, and one of the ways they do that is by offering First Nations people opportunities to build careers in the fields of watersheds, water treatment and distribution, and water science…

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