Sagkeeng is taking Legal Action against Hydro

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Sagkeeng applied for a judicial review last week to stall approval of Hydro’s transmission line that is planned to run between Winnipeg and the US border.

Sagkeeng Chief, Derrick Henderson said that Hydro didn’t do enough to consult with the reserve before moving ahead with the project.”Manitoba Hydro wants to build its transmission line to Minnesota right through our traditional territory, where our members exercise their rights and where our culture and heritage lives,” said Henderson in a press release. “We have told Manitoba and Hydro over and over again that they need to consult us and accommodate us for the impacts on our rights and they keep disrespecting us.”