Plan finalized to move Kashechewan First Nation – CTV Northern Ontario News

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May 9, 2019

The relocation of Kashechewan First Nation is a step closer to reality Thursday.

There’s now a government financed plan to move the community to safer ground.

Kashechewan First Nation Chief Leo Friday is in Toronto May 9 and has signed a ‘relocation implementation plan’ with the provincial and federal governments.

The agreement will see the community of 2,500 moved off the Albany River flood plain to a safer area.

“This agreement is about the fight to get what you want and to achieve the prize. I feel optimistic today in signing this agreement. There will be challenges, but our future generations will be able to enjoy the spirit of the land.” said Friday.

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