Nine out of ten people living in the Six Nations indigenous community in Ontario, don't have clean running water in their homes. But guess who gets this community’s water for nearly no cost at all? Nestlé.
Nestlé sucks up millions of litres a day from the community’s land to sell as bottled water for huge profits. But it’s not just indigenous community whose water is threatened -- Nestlé draws from several of the surrounding small communities, threatening the entire area.
You can help these small communities beat back Nestlé and protect their water. We’re working with Wellington Water Watchers, who have been fighting Nestlé for over a decade, to pack a powerful punch to Nestlé in the courts -- challenging municipal by-laws, working to declare water a human right, and protecting Indigenous access to water. And the first major meeting is this week.
These legal battles cost thousands. We need to hire the best lawyers to fight Nestlé’s legal team who are paid big bucks to know the ins and outs of trampling over small communities’ right to defend their water.
If we don’t raise enough money, it could be impossible for these small communities to win against a corporate giant like Nestlé. You could help make this happen by pitching in just a few coins-- are you in?