Four Cree Nations set blockades to protect nations


Last updated 6/12/2020 at 3:58pm

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A member of Tataskweyak Cree Nation stands at the front of a blockade at the entrance to Manitoba Hydro's Keeyask project.

SPLIT LAKE, Manitoba-Recently, four Cree nations conflicted with Manitoba Hydro over work at the Keeyask Generating Station in northern Manitoba during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the nations learned that during a shift change, 700 people would leave the project near their communities and bring in another shift of more than 1,000 different people, some from outside Manitoba, they set up blockades on the Keeyask south access road.

The Tataskweyak Cree Nation, Fox Lake Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation and York Factory Cree Nation were concerned about protecting their communities from the ex...

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