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Wauzhushk Onigum voice concerns around latest water and sewage agreement with Kenora – Daily Miner

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201941 Views

November 18, 2019

Wauzhushk Onigum Nation leadership is voicing concerns over a water service agreement proposed to the First Nation from the city of Kenora, saying that it gives the city more power over the First Nation and it is not the partnership they believed they were entering into.

Chris Skead, chief of Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation, and the community’s consultant Norman Jaehrling, addressed city council on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

In September 2018, city council signed a letter of intent to supply Wauzhushk Onigum with water and sewage services, so that they receive clean drinking water and end their boil water advisory.

Last November, Indigenous Services Canada agreed to cover the full cost of the operation, and committed $7.2 million in funding towards the design and construction.

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