AMC to host Winnipeg protest in response to Manitoba Hydro’s imposed service changes in Misipawistik Cree Nation
June 10, 2019
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Treaty One Territory, MB _ In solidarity with Misipawistik Cree Nation (Grand Rapids), the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) will be hosting a protest in Winnipeg today at 10 a.m.
regarding Manitoba Hydro’s imposed service changes to the Grand Rapids Generating Station. Grand Chief Arlen Dumas will be joining the simultaneous community protest in Grand Rapids,
MB in unity with Chief Harold Turner and the citizens of Misipawistik Cree Nation.
Grand Rapids is the first hydroelectric generating station built in northern Manitoba to produce
electricity for the provincial power system after the Winnipeg River had been fully developed. The Grand Rapids Generating Station is located on the Saskatchewan River, about 145 km
southeast of The Pas. About 1,500 people live in Misipawistik Cree First Nation and Town of Grand Rapids, both located just metres from the 479 megawatt generating station.