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Flooding Hope: The Lake St. Martin First Nation Story

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Published on Oct 10, 2012

This is a tale of intrigue and sabotage. How is it the Lake St. Martin First
Nation community was permanently displaced from their
ancestral home by the Manitoba flood of 2011? Why would the Manitoba government

use a water control structure to save upstream cottagers and farmers with
only an economic and recreational interest in the land when it would flood

people with a deep connection to the land? Manitoba government brought
further disaster to this community by unilaterally deciding to build a
$100 million dollar water channel beside their reserve and to relocate the
community against their will to an old military base.

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