Support the Open Letter – Updated

UPDATED AS OF MAY 30, 2021 Many of you have heard the final licence was granted. This letter has been updated accordingly. Please continue to let our government know that this is not ok and not what we want. ORIGINAL POST – 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 … Continue reading Support the Open Letter – Updated

Open Letter from Impacted Communities

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

Cree fortunes hitched to Hydro wagon

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”