Manitoba First Nation agrees to lift blockade after negotiations with Manitoba Hydro, chief says
CBC News, May 15, 2016
A northern Manitoba First Nation has walked away from road blockades to three Manitoba Hydro work sites after blocking access last week.
“I feel very optimistic, we’re both renewing our commitment to work together,” said Walter Spence, the chief of Fox Lake Cree Nation.
Spence said a new agreement was reached Saturday night between Manitoba Hydro and Fox Lake Cree Nation. Read the rest of this entry
First Nation suspects Manitoba Hydro involved after sacred site damaged
By Jillian Taylor, CBC News, May 12, 2016
A northern Manitoba First Nation has put up a road block to keep Manitoba Hydro workers from three sites.
Fox Lake Cree Nation Chief, Walter Spence, said the decision was made after a ceremonial site was desecrated.
“One of our members happened to be out on the land and came across the site,” said Spence. “The prayer flags that were tied to trees, those trees were cut down…tobacco ties [were] on the ground as well.” Read the rest of this entry