Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a special stop at the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation today.
VICE News is reporting that a crowd of youth and community leaders gathered to welcome Prime Minister Trudeau as he arrived on Shoal Lake 40 by helicopter.
Trudeau will be part of a documentary done by VICE news on the challenges facing the community.
Global News has a reporter there, but other media will not be allowed on the First Nation with the Prime Minister.
The community has been under a boil water advisory for almost two decades. Bottled water needs to be brought into the community, but there is no road access. It was cut off a century ago to connect Winnipeg to its water supply.
Right now, residents boat in the summer and cross the ice in the winter. But in the spring and fall, when the ice is thin, community members say people and vehicles fall through.
The federal government has pledged money to help build a road to the mainland. They have also pledged to end boil water advisories on all First Nations across Canada.