|Former Haisla Chief Councillor Dolores Pollard|
Getting environmental issues on the political agenda has taken a long time, and a lot of dedicated, hard work.
The results are environmental review processes, mainstream political parties dedicated to environmental issues and most of us have access to recycling facilities through our waste collection services.
An ongoing First Nations' crisis will not make it, because we've heard them all before:
- First Nations people's quality of life ranking well below the rest of Canadian society
- First Nations' infant mortality rate 1.5 times higher than the rest of Canadian society
- Significantly higher suicide, diabetes, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS than the rest of Canadian society