Boil water advisories are only the tip of the iceberg. In this brief, Jaida Beaudin reveals more breaking news on the impact of COVID on First Nations related to water issues.
Jaida is a Mi’kmaw and Nehiyaw woman from Membertou First Nations raised on the prairies in Treaty 4 territory. Her areas of interest are Indigenous sovereignty, self-governance, public policy, public affairs, and youth mental health. She studied Political Science and Indigenous Communication of Arts (INCA) at the First Nations University of Canada and then went on to be a Research Fellow for the Institute for Investigative Journalism at Concordia University. Jaida hopes to educate non-indigenous people on long-standing disparities largely ignored, hopefully turning apathy into true reconciliation.