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Manitoba chief calls for inquiry after flood forces reserve relocation


The chief of a Manitoba First Nation that was evacuated in 2011 after being deliberately flooded by the province is asking the federal government to investigate whether “inappropriate” behaviour on the part of Indigenous Affairs officials has deprived his people of a suitable community.

In letters to Carolyn Bennett, the Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Chief Adrian Sinclair of the Lake St. Martin First Nation urges Ms. Bennett to stop talking with staff in her department about efforts to create a new reserve, and to meet with him and his council to “discuss this whole scandalous situation.”


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