Water Holds the key to Indigenous Sustainable Development

Purpose of project

Water for all

“The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, September 13, 2007. The Declaration is the most comprehensive statement of the rights of indigenous peoples ever developed, giving prominence to collective rights to a degree unprecedented in international human rights law. The adoption of this instrument is the clearest indication yet that the international community is committing itself to the protection of the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples”.

Access to clean, quality water is a human right yet Indigenous communities across Canada still face unprecedented barriers to water for various political, financial, and structural reasons. Skills Council of Canada, in collaboration with our Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners is paving the way to right this violation of human rights to ensure every Canadian has access to clean drinking water.

Vision

Sustainable Water Source

To provide all Canadians with equal access to clean, quality, affordable water solutions today and for generations to come.

“Our relationship with our lands, territories, and water is the fundamental physical, cultural, and spiritual basis for existence. This relationship to our Mother Earth requires us to conserve our freshwaters and oceans for the survival of present and future generations.”

— The Indigenous Peoples' Water Declaration, Troubled Water by Anita Roddick

About Iceland Water

Best Water Quality on the Planet

Skills Council of Canada has partnered with water distribution experts in Iceland, home of the one of the cleanest and most delicious water in the world, to create clean drinking water solutions for Indigenous communities across Canada.

Exceptionally pure
Iceland has one of the world’s most pristine ecosystems and Icelandic spring water possesses a naturally low mineral content (TDS of 62 ppm). Given the high quality of the water, no mechanical, chemical or biological cleaning or treatment is required, and quality is monitored throughout the distribution system.

Naturally alkaline
Filtered for thousands of years through layers of lava rock, Icelandic spring water maintains a highly desirable and uncommonly high pH of 8.4 – 8.8, making it naturally alkaline. Due to the high pH-value, the water naturally helps regulate the acid-base balance. Therefore, when consumed, toxic waste products are transported out of the body faster.

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Skills Council of Canada has partnered with water distribution experts in Iceland, home of the one of the cleanest and most delicious water in the world, to create clean drinking water solutions for Indigenous communities across Canada.

Exceptionally pure
Iceland has one of the world’s most pristine ecosystems and Icelandic spring water possesses a naturally low mineral content (TDS of 62 ppm). Given the high quality of the water, no mechanical, chemical or biological cleaning or treatment is required, and quality is monitored throughout the distribution system.

Naturally alkaline
Filtered for thousands of years through layers of lava rock, Icelandic spring water maintains a highly desirable and uncommonly high pH of 8.4 – 8.8, making it naturally alkaline. Due to the high pH-value, the water naturally helps regulate the acid-base balance. Therefore, when consumed, toxic waste products are transported out of the body faster.

High oxygen levels
The high oxygen levels in Icelandic spring water stimulates the metabolism, helps to absorb nutrients more efficiently, and enhances athletic performance.

Testing and certifications
Reykjafoss Ehf will perform continuous testing to ensure that our water solutions will meet top food safety and quality standards.

Timelines

Moving the Agenda Forward

Skills Council of Canada is committed to the success of this project and will continue to post updates as they occur.

  • October 27, 2021 – Skills Council and Gitpo Spirit Lodge meet in Fredericton, NB to discuss project needs and scope.
  • November 4, 2021 – Skills Council of Canada and Gitpo Spirit Lodge meet with our Indigenous partners in Ottawa to discuss support from other Indigenous leaders.
  • November 14, 2021 – Skills Council of Canada traveled to Iceland to meet with in-country partners.
  • For the rest of 2022, we will be proposing concepts to Indigenous leaders across Canada, then further discussing collaboration.

The Benefits of Icelandic Water

Iceland, with a population of around 365,000, has an overabundance of spring water – more per capita than any other country in the world. The Icelandic government is committed to sharing their water with the world, particularly in regions where water scarcity and poor-quality cause millions of deaths per year. In partnership with Gitpo Spirit Lodge, our Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners are working to create a supply chain that will not only provide clean drinking water to Indigenous communities across Canada, but also create employment opportunities for Indigenous Peoples.

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