November 27, 2018
Lake Manitoba, Treaty 2 Territory – On Friday, 23 November 2018, the Province of Manitoba announced that they have appointed two engineering firms for engineering design and construction oversight for the Lake St. Martin and Lake Manitoba Megaprojects.
The proposed canals – two-football fields wide – on our lands in Treaty 2 Territory will cause tremendous damage to First Nations hundreds of kilometers away. That’s because fish swim – they spawn in special locations. Contaminated water spreads contamination. The livelihood and quality of life of all First Nations around Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin are affected. They even affect Lake Manitoba fisheries.
This expenditure of $540-million is moving forward when First Nations people evacuated in the 2011 flood are still living in hotels seven years later! No formal consultation has been done by both Canada and Manitoba. “A protocol must be agreed to with the Crown agents and Treaty 2 Territory before this type of project can be discussed within our territory”, said Vice Chief Cornell McLean, Chief of the Lake Manitoba First Nation.
A press conference has been scheduled for today, Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 5pm at the Canad Inns Polo Park – Ambassador 4.
Treaty 2 Media Contact:
Boh Kubrakovich, Senior Official
email@example.com – Cell 204.648.6268
Last modified: November 28, 2018