AMC Supports Sagkeeng First Nation in their Application to Halt the MMTP
November 1, 2019
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) are supporting Chief Derrick Henderson and Council of Sagkeeng First Nation in their court action to halt construction of the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project (MMTP) until their concerns of proper consultation are addressed.
“We firmly stand with Sagkeeng First Nation on this issue,” said AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. “We’ve known for years that true consultation with our communities doesn’t take place and that Manitoba Hydro failed to gain the consent of Sagkeeng to proceed with this project. That is why we are supporting Chief Henderson and Sagkeeng First Nation in their call for a judicial review regarding the province’s approval of a license to Manitoba Hydro for building the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project. In this era of ‘reconciliation’ it is disheartening to see that provinces and Crown Corporations are still neglecting their duty to consult and are refusing to engage in meaningful partnerships with First Nations.”