For the families whose homes have running water and flush toilets, it's like winning the lottery. But they're still the exception on Manitoba First Nations. The deplorable state of sanitation gained national attention a year ago after a Free Press investigation. Students marched to the legislature. Aboriginal leaders lobbied Ottawa and the Vatican. Politicians, provincially and federally, issued a rallying cry to improve living conditions. Little has changed. Homes still have slop pails, not clean, running water. Photojournalist Joe Bryksa returned to the areas to visit both the fortunate few, and the others whose hope is running dry.
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This article was published 5/11/2011 (1642 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.