Sunday, October 31, 2010

No Running Water

Yesterday there was a special in the Winnipeg Free Press about the lack of safe and clean water on remote northern First Nations communities called No Running Water.

The piece, a shared body of work between journalist and editor Helen Fallding, photo journalist Joe Bryska and multi-media editor Tyler Walsh, gives an in depth look into the third world living conditions that many people who live in these communities face.

This piece is shocking, even if you already knew that many people on remote First Nations reserves didn't have access to clean water. -- Fallding, Bryska and Walsh, took a story that many of knew (or heard of) but never bothered to care much about (because it didn't affect us), and served it up in a nice little package for our reading and viewing consumption. They made this issue real for a lot of us.

This story is a perfect example of why I wanted to be a journalist.

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