Manitoba First Nations say province hasn’t consulted on proposed flood channel – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2019133 Views

August 13, 2019

Several First Nations in Manitoba say they haven’t been consulted by the province on plans for a new flood channel connecting two major waterways to mitigate flooding risks.

The provincial government has been working on plans for the channel since major flooding devastated First Nations communities in the province eight years ago.

At a community forum hosted by the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council in Ashern Monday, some said plans for the proposed Lake Manitoba-Lake St. Martin channel outlet project could negatively impact First Nations rights.

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