A lot of you are asking, “What can we do to help?” and often the answer to that question starts with simply learning more about where your electricity comes from, but right now a letter supporting the Open Letter from O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation and Tataskweyak Cree Nation and asking them to refuse the Augmented Flow Program renewal will show our government officials that Manitoba really cares about this. Here’s what you will have to do: Copy the text below and paste into an email from you. (feel completely free to add your own words and make it personal!) Dear Madam/Sir, … Continue reading Support the Open Letter – Send one of your own!
Read Full Letter Here April 13, 2021 O-pipin-na-piwin Cree Nation & Tataskweyak Cree Nation released an open letter to Manitoba Hydro customers calling on us to raise our collective voices alongside theirs. In the mid-1970s, Manitoba Hydro built the Churchill River Diversion project in our home territories in northern Manitoba. They poured cement in the water, they blasted a nine-km channel through the forest, and they forcibly relocated an entire community. The massive project diverts 85 percent of the flow of the second largest river in Manitoba. It also floods 675 square kilometres of boreal forest and largely dries up … Continue reading Open Letter from Impacted Communities
Kohkoms’ Healing Gathering Report PDF Copy Overview The Kohkoms’ Healing Gathering at Grand Rapids this past summer brought together, for the first time, a group of grandmothers from various hydro-affected communities. It was a time of sharing common issues between … Continue reading Kohkoms’ Gathering Report
The Ki Ta Ski Naw Conference this last weekend was a collection of approximately 250 people who were passionate about hydro justice. Powerful keynotes by Winona LaDuke, Senator Mary Jane McCallum, and Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue, were supported by workshops and … Continue reading Ki Ta Ski Naw Conference
On Friday, at Gordon Bell High School, Ellen presented her story of hydro injustices in Grand Rapids to the Manitoba Educators for Social Justice. Continue reading Ellen Cook Presents To Social Justice Teachers
ICH was busy this summer. In July, we hosted a Kohkoms’ Healing Gathering at the Grand Rapids Culture Camp. The purpose of this event was for Kohkoms from various hydro-affected communities, to get together, share their experiences, build solidarity, and … Continue reading ICH Current Projects
What about aboriginal partners?
Winnipeg Free Press, March 20, 2017
By Will Braun
Nearly 20 years ago, Manitoba Hydro began working toward the two largest aboriginal business ventures in the history of the province. Ultimately, five First Nations became partners in supposedly lucrative multi-billio- dollar dams. Chiefs spoke about prosperous futures. Hydro spoke proudly about the partnerships. Continue reading “Cree fortunes hitched to Hydro wagon”
When the water goes up behind the Keeyask dam, one family will lose more than any other. Go up the Nelson River to the Keeyask site with members of the Kitchekeesik family. And visit the remains of a relocated community … Continue reading New Short Doc