If you are having trouble viewing this email, please try our web version.
Daily Turtle Island News

For the best in National Native News read
Turtle Island News Daily National Native News every day, when it happens
Subscribe now

Advertise Local News National Press Releases Employment
Welcome to Canada's only National Native Daily Newspaper!
Turtle Island News is now providing the only national native news service delivered to your computer or cell each morning. For more indepth reporting go to www.theturtleislandnews.com. Contact us about news items, press releases and articles, sports stories, classified ads, events and subscription. With over 4 million hits to our Daily Edition and website, your advertising dollar goes a long way!
Support our partners at:
CIPO-OPIC OCNA
 
The Turtle Island News
Subscribe
Unsubscribe
Advertise
Services
About Us
Follow Us on
Follow Turtle Island News on Twitter
National Press Releases
Gitxsan Eviction Notice to Sportsfishers, Forestry and CN Rail
Speech from the Throne: Building Ontario Up
Reports of Interest
Federal Court Review Attawapiskat First Nation challenge Federal third party manager decision
Canada: The Aboriginal Economic Benchmarking Report
 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shoal Lake chief says proper road needed to link to island reserve

SHOAL LAKE, Man. - The chief of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation says a proper road into the island reserve would help right a century of wrongs.

Band chief Erwin Redsky has invited representatives from the province, the City of Winnipeg, Amnesty International and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to visit the reserve.

Redsky says the band was relocated in the early 1900s when an aqueduct was built to send drinking water from Shoal Lake to Winnipeg.

Then, 100 years ago, a canal was built that effectively cut the new village off from the mainland, isolating the band and stifling any economic growth.

He says while Winnipeg has some of the safest drinking water in Canada, Shoal Lake has been under a boil-water advisory for nearly 20 years.

He notes the human rights museum, because it's in Winnipeg, will use Shoal Lake water.

"It's killing my community but life on the other end is booming," Redsky said. "There's beautiful buildings, jobs, clean water, opportunity."

The band says a permanent bridge over the canal and a 28-kilometre road to the Trans-Canada Highway would allow the band to build a water treatment plant and create jobs for the community.

So far, the city and the province have committed $1 million each for design work but the federal government has yet to commit funds.

(Winnipeg Free Press) -CP-

Mohawk Trading Post
News Archives
For a full list of news archives, click here.
Your source for aboriginal information.
Subscribe to our other publications as well.
Aboriginal Business News MagazineTurtle Island News Pow Wow GuideChoices Education Magazine
 
Now Hiring
NEW
Sales and Marketing Executive
Turtle Island News
Ohsweken, ON
Apply NOW
NEW
Digital Sales Executive
Turtle Island News
Ohsweken, ON
Apply NOW
Advertise on Canada's only national native newswire!
Letters to the Editor
MERX Tender Information is available by clicking on the logo MERX Tenders