Why has it taken 134 years?’: First Nations in Manitoba, Ontario move closer to flood compensation – CBC

Why has it taken 134 years?’: First Nations in Manitoba, Ontario move closer to flood compensation – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2022163 Views

Jan 16, 2022

Federal, provincial governments have been in negotiations with the 13 First Nations since 2009

More than a decade after they began, negotiations on flood claim settlements between several First Nations in southeastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario and the federal and provincial governments appear to be drawing to a close.

But some are wondering what those settlements will mean for the First Nations affected — and why it’s taken so long to address flooding caused by dams that were built over a century ago.

“Why has it taken 134 years?” asks Chief John Thunder of Buffalo Point First Nation in southeastern Manitoba, one of the reserves affected by the floods.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/lake-of-the-woods-first-nations-flooding-compensation-settlements-1.6308627

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