It can’t spend decades controlling First Nations and then claim the right to ignore some constitutional obligations because they cost too much. It’s a matter of life and death for First Nations. This form of racism has real-life consequences for First Nations. It’s time to make all those land acknowledgements mean something. This isn’t the first declaration of emergency related to infrastructure in First Nations communities. water boil advisory in place for the last 23 years. How can officials address the water crisis if they close their eyes to the full scope of the problem?