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Cry for help after four teens take their own lives on Manitoba First Nation

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An estimated 1,000 people from the Pimicikamak Cree Nation (Cross Lake First Nation) attended a suicide prevention walk Thursday. (Facebook)

Most recent victim will be buried Sunday on what would’ve been her 15th birthday

By Karen Pauls, CBC News, March 04, 2016

Young people on the Pimicikamak Cree Nation are crying out for help after four teenagers killed themselves in less than three months.

“There’s so much of it happening,” said Amber Muskego, 17, who was close friends with some of the young people who have died since just before Christmas. Read the rest of this entry

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger apologizes to Cross Lake First Nation for damage done by dam

Graphic: APTN.

Graphic: APTN.

APTN National News, Jan 20, 2015
CROSS LAKE, Man. – Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger apologized to a northern Aboriginal community Tuesday for damage caused by a hydro-electric dam.

Selinger agreed to visit Cross Lake First Nation following a six-week occupation of the Jenpeg generating station last fall.

Protesters had said they wouldn’t leave the grounds of the dam until they received a personal apology from the premier. They say the hydro developments affected hunting, fishing, trapping and water quality. It also led to flooding and loss of cultural identity. Read the rest of this entry

Manitoba dam protesters demand revenue sharing, hydro bill help

First Nations members protesting the Jenpeg hydroelectric power-generating station rally outside Manitoba Hydro's headquarters in downtown Winnipeg on Thursday afternoon. (Marjorie Dowhos/CBC)

First Nations members protesting the Jenpeg hydroelectric power-generating station rally outside Manitoba Hydro’s headquarters in downtown Winnipeg on Thursday afternoon. (Marjorie Dowhos/CBC)

First Nation chief says protesters won’t leave Jenpeg site until demands are met

By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press/CBC News, Oct 23, 2014

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says he’s willing to consider the demands of protesters from a northern First Nation occupying the grounds of a key power-generating station.

Protesters from Cross Lake First Nation want a revenue-sharing agreement with Manitoba Hydro, as well as a public apology, a shoreline cleanup and help with residential hydro bills which hover around $600 a month in the winter. Read the rest of this entry