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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