In this episode of “Behind the Headline,” host and MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh explores decades of water pollution in various Native American communities — an issue the mainstream media and public overlook while erupting with outrage over the Flint crisis.
The Neskantaga First Nations community hasn’t had clean water in 20 years, while the Shoal Lake 40 lost their fresh water to nearby Winnipeg 17 years ago.
SMITH LAKE, New Mexico --- For many in North America, the notion of a community without access to clean water seems like something that would only exist in a far-off, undeveloped country. Yet impoverished indigenous communities throughout the continent don’t have clean water or, in some cases, any running water at all. For members of the Navajo