Chief Cathy Merrick addressing the nation of Pimicikamak at Jenpeg
From their Pimicikamak Take Over Statement, issued today, Pimicikamak’s road map to positive change includes:
- A public apology from Premier Greg Selinger for past and present harms suffered by all hydro-affected peoples and their lands.
- A commitment from Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro to engage in a good-faith process to fulfill promises in the NFA, including measures related to community development, environmental mitigation and maximum employment opportunities.
- A revenue sharing agreement and/or water rental arrangement with Pimicikamak.
- A commitment from Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro to undertake a comprehensive review of how the northern hydropower system is operated with a view to minimizing environmental impacts.
Lots of press coverage yesterday and today. Yesterday:
Today – Manitoba Hydro has been evicted: