Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APC) initiated discussions to prepare Atlantic First Nations for the upcoming challenges related to safe drinking water, wastewater protocols, source water protection requirements and ongoing housing needs. The result of these discussions was the creation of the Atlantic First Nation Housing and Infrastructure Network (AFNHIN) during a First Nation forum in June 2006. The AFNHIN exists to provide quality advice and strategic direction and advocacy in the areas of housing, water, wastewater, and emergency response planning. Concurrently, APC has been actively working on the Clean Water Initiative that recognizes a need for change. It is First Nations’ people taking responsibility and action toward the health and safety of our families.