Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Frequent Kashechewan evacuations cost taxpayers millions


The federal government has yet to get the bill for evacuating 1,068 people from Kashechewan this spring, but band leaders argue that instead of paying for an annual exodus, the government should pay to move the entire community.

After years of lobbying and waiting, Kashechewan deputy chief Hosea Wesley wonders what it will take before his community is moved to higher ground.


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