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

Death of a fishery

By Steve Ducharme, President, South Indian Lake Fishermen’s Association

Winnipeg Free Press, posted April 15, 2016

The commercial whitefish fishery at South Indian Lake was once the second largest in Manitoba, and the lifeblood of our proud, self-reliant community. Now it is mostly gone. Most of this collapse has happened since 1999, when the NDP took power, and under the oversight and management of the province. Continue reading “Death of a fishery”