Non-viable reserve in Manitoba seeks new settlement

Blog, Aboriginal Futures, Joseph Quesnel

In the past, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy looked at a controversial proposal for First Nation communities in non-viable locations to voluntarily seek new settlement, often closer to urban centres in order to take advantage of economic and educational opportunities.

Lake St. Martin First Nation – one such community in Manitoba which was recently flooded out completely and experiences annual flooding – is looking to Ottawa to help them re-settle in a better location.

Right now, members of the small indigenous community are camping out outside Winnipeg and many community members are looking to the federal government to negotiate for the purchase of private land to re-locate their community.