FNiT2T Government meets with CN Official

February 19, 2019

Treaty 2 Territory- The First Nations of Treaty 2 Territory Government today met with an official of CN regarding the derailment of 37 cars near St. Lazare, Manitoba early Saturday morning in an effort to establish a protocol which involves the First Nations in Treaty 2 in any future incidents that occur while traveling through our territory.

“We are encouraged with our initial dialogue with CN as they have been transparent in what actions they have taken regarding the derailment and we made it known that we have a right to be involved in the process when things like this occur in the future,” said Treaty 2 Territory Grand Chief Eugene Eastman.

“It’s a good start for Treaty 2 and CN to sit down and start developing an action plan moving forward to try and formalize the inclusion of First Nations within Treaty 2 for future environmental issues. We look forward to future meetings with CN to work toward turning this incident into a mutually beneficial relationship.”

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For more information please contact:

Philip Paul-Martin

Communications Manager

First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory

(C)-431-997-3936

Email-philip.paulmartin@treaty2.com

www.treaty2.com

Last modified: February 20, 2019

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