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Susan Blacklin

March 07th, 2024

Explore the legacy of the late Dr. Hans Peterson through the eyes of his ex-wife, Susan Blacklin, in her memoir Water Confidential (Caitlin Press $24.95). Peterson’s frustration with government-funded research in Saskatchewan led him to address the urgent need for safe drinking water in the Yellow Quill First Nation in 1996. Together with Blacklin, they founded the Safe Drinking Water Foundation, promoting education and advocacy. Despite 30 years of effort, many First Nations communities in Canada still lack access to safe water. Blacklin, now retired, highlights governmental indifference and corruption, urging the implementation of federal regulations and responsible science to address the ongoing crisis and prioritize reconciliation with Indigenous communities. 9781773861319

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