The Interchurch Council on Hydropower (ICH) has launched an initiative called Friends of Hydro-Impacted Communities for the purpose of mitigating the harms caused to Indigenous communities’ lands, lives and livelihoods by the flooding of their homes and territories by massive … Continue reading Friends of Hydro Impacted Communities
I knew you when I was young your pristine forests, my playground your sparkling clearwater lakes with calm depths and sandy beaches with haunting calls of loons as the sun is setting across the lake I knew your fast-flowing waters, … Continue reading Kikāwinaw (to Mother Earth)
absorbed in thought as I stand atop high limestone cliffs gazing across the divide at a shoreline that mirrors the one upon which I stand looking downward to the space beneath dry riverbed full of shrubs and willows struggling to … Continue reading Standing at the Edge of a Limestone Cliff
A Reflection on the Toppling of Statues July 7, 2021 I have just returned from a northern community which has been impacted by hydro development with the building of another dam in their area. People are grieving the loss of … Continue reading Sacred Sites
July 12, 2021 As the impoundment begins at another northern dam, I cannot help but express my despair and grief over the loss of more land and shoreline along those lakes and rivers, as well as all the factors involved … Continue reading When Does Reconciliation Begin?
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
From Jan 6, 2016 Winnipeg Free Press Hydro’s outlook still unsettled By Will Braun Winnipeg Free Press, Jan 6, 2016 The provincial government has weathered the major storms of scrutiny created by its Manitoba Hydro-related decisions in recent years, but it still faces three awkward dilemmas in 2016. First, a survey of the current situation. Despite sustained opposition to the $4.6-billion Bipole III transmission project, the government wavered not. And by the time the April election is done, Hydro will have spent about $2 billion on the project, so even if there is a change in government, a change … Continue reading Free Press opinion piece