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