Water insecurity and related poor health outcomes disproportionately impacts indigenous communities across the globe, even in high-income countries like the United States and Canada.
In the Navajo Nation, nearly 40% of families do not have running water in their homes. Many families must travel long distances to collect drinking water, often from unsafe and contaminated wells.
In Canada, over 50 indigenous communities still face a critical water crisis, where families have no access to clean, safe drinking water. The Neskantaga First Nation, for example, has been under a boil-water advisory for more than 28 years -- the longest in Canada's history.
LifeStraw's Ongoing Response: Safe water is a human right. LifeStraw has partnered with a number of local nonprofits and grassroots organizations to help get safe water to indigenous families across the US and Canada. You can help!