Treaty 2 Territory – Manitoba Hydro has been working around the clock as communities in the Interlake Region lose power from the heavy snowfall within the last 48 hours.
The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council has started the process of evacuating children, their parents, and elders.
Chief Cornell McLean and the IRTC released a statement seeking immediate action from the Province of Manitoba for emergency management.
Local Nations affected; Dauphin River, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Saskatchewan, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi, Peguis and Pinaymootang Nations.
Manitoba Hydro crews continue their efforts to restore power in the affected communities.
FNT2T Nations could contact the following for further information:
Contact list for IRTC & Location of Temporary Emergency Operations Center
Dauphin River First Nation
Band Office (Temporary Emergency Operations Center)
Lake Manitoba First Nation
Band Hall (Temporary Emergency Operations Center)
Little Saskatchewan First Nation
Water Treatment Plant (Temporary Emergency Operations Center)
Pinaymootang First Nation
Pinaymootang Church Hall (Temporary Emergency Operations Center)
O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation
Eugene Eastman, Chief -1-204-572-4914
Last modified: October 14, 2019