Cree, Métis trappers and fishermen block highway in northern Manitoba
After negotiations over hydro development stall, groups block highway to protest
By Tim Fontaine, CBC News, September 2, 2016
Around a dozen people from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and their supporters have erected a blockade on a major highway in northern Manitoba, stopping trucks and equipment bound for a massive hydroelectric development project. Read the rest of this entry
Members of Opaskwayak Cree Nation protest reserve’s debt
Within one year, the reserve’s net debt increased from $5 million to $6.2 million.
By Tiar Wilson, CBC News, Nov 29, 2014
It has taken Tannis Blacksmith 33 years to open her eyes to politics on her reserve, and she has a word for her actions, or lack thereof: Shameful.
As recently as mid-November, Blacksmith discovered the location of the chief and council chambers on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN), where she has lived most of her life.
She found it when she showed up with around 40 fellow band members in protest.
“[I had no idea]…if we were even allowed to go there,” she said. Read the rest of this entry