A bridge to freedom: 100 years of politics – 2 days of construction

Jan. 31, 2013 –  Shoal Lake #40 First Nation has made a break for freedom.  After 100 years of forced isolation, the First Nation has bridged the main obstacle, a diversion canal dug through their reserve by Winnipeg in 1914.  The First Nation has been supported in their efforts by Winnipeg and Manitoba under the terms of a Tripartite Agreement that requires those governments to make every effort to promote economic development of benefit to the First Nation.

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/2013/02/01/new-bridge-first-step-in-ending-century-of-isolation-for-shoal-lake-40

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Shoal Lake #40 takes their issue to the top.

This ran in the Globe and Mail on January 11th, 2013 – the day chief Spence and Shawn Atleo were to meet with Prime Minister Harper.

…much more to come…

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