Blog

First Nation tries to block Manitoba-Minnesota power line

Published in October, 2019

 

Hundreds of farmers, ranchers, acreage and other landowners along the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project (MMTP) are opposed to this line.

But for Manitoba media, concerns over poorly defined aboriginal rights held by First Nations governments are far more fascinating than specific concerns held by private property owners.

Given Manitoba Hydro's history of bulldozing communities for their questionable projects, it is a safe bet this reserve has been badly treated by the Crown corporation.

But due in part to local media, the First Nation will have a shot at stopping or getting well compensated for their troubles.  No such luck for "regular" Manitoba landowners.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
First Nation tries to block Manitoba-Minnesota power line