Broken Promises is an unprecedented investigation into water quality issues in First Nations communities. This current affairs program reveals colonialism and murky politics go hand in hand with undrinkable water by identifying patterns through the historical and contemporary context of government promises, funding and influence over First Nations people. Beyond drinking water quality Broken Promises explores the sacredness of water within Indigenous cultures and how contaminated water is poisoning not only the body but also the spirit. Produced by students in JRN306 at the School of Journalism, University of Regina with research contributions from students at First Nations University of Canada.
Run-time 1 hr 7 min, presented in three parts.