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New water treatment plant for Sioux Valley

 By Miranda Leybourne  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter SIOUX VALLEY- A new water treatment plant will be built in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation after the community’s current facility was deemed unfit to meet the area’s growing population. Chief Jennifer Bone and Marc Miller, the federal minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, announced the new project in front of a crowd of around 60 people at the community’s Veterans Hall on Tuesday. Ottawa is contributing the full $12 million toward the project from the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund. The failure to recognize and respect who Indigenous people in Canada are as first peoples of the land has led to a long history of reserves struggling with water infrastructure, Miller said. Many Indigenous communities in Canada have suffered from long-term boil water advisories as a

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