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Northern Cree occupy Manitoba Hydro dam over longstanding grievances

Manitoba Hydro occupation 1By Tim Fontaine, APTN National News, Sept 29, 2014
Members of a northern First Nation have begun occupying a hydroelectric dam over longstanding grievances with Manitoba Hydro.

The Jenpeg Generating Station is located 19 kilometres from the Cree community of Cross Lake.

Tommy Monias lives in Cross Lake and is taking part in the occupation. Monias told APTN National News late Sunday that the occupation started Friday and people have been maintaining the camp in shifts, with around 10 people at the site at any given time.

Monias says RCMP are monitoring the situation but the occupiers told them it’s going to be a peaceful protest. Read the rest of this entry

Fasting Elder Raymond Robinson grapples with nephew’s murder

By Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, Jan 22, 2013

Raymond Robinson, on right carrying pipe, during fast with Theresa Spence.

Raymond Robinson, on right carrying pipe, during fast with Theresa Spence.

Elder Raymond Robinson, who has been fasting with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, lay on the floor of an Ottawa hotel room Sunday and wept after hearing the news his nephew was dead. Read the rest of this entry