Committee Success Story: Thirsty for Justice

Our Area Councils and Regional Committees (Women’s, Human Rights and Young Workers) were faced with quite the challenge these past few months. How do you operate in the midst of a pandemic? Well, they certainly adapted and continued their important work! The Committee Success Stories is designed to highlight the successful work accomplished by our various committees in the Atlantic Region.


The three Area Councils in Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s, Western and Central) met virtually to discuss plans to commemorate June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day. They recalled the successful Thirsty for Justice campaign and how it was still a current topic. That led to Sister Bonnie Lou coming up with the idea of creating a video that would demonstrate the relevance of the campaign’s message. She explains it in her own words: ‘This campaign has a powerful and extremely important message. Indigenous Peoples need access to clean drinking water. It’s nonsense that we still need to talk about this issue, but we will not rest until clean drinking water is accessible to every Canadian of this land.’

Watch the video here.