Manitoba Hydro cuts power prompting First Nation protest
Hydro stops supplying power to parts of Roseau River First Nation after bills go unpaid by council
Some people from Roseau River First Nation are walking to Winnipeg to protest against their hydro being cut off.
Leona Smith, a 59-year-old elder from Roseau, said in-fighting on the reserve between residents and the chief and council is to blame for the power being cut off a week ago.
Council wasn't paying hydro bills and now at least 14 homes on the Manitoba First Nation are without power.
Smith said her food was spoiling, forcing her to all of her cooking outside.
"My food went bad and I still don't have hydro, I still don't have welfare," said Smith. "I don't have [anything] to eat and I am an elder. I have to go around [to] my relatives asking for food."
A Manitoba Hydro spokesperson confirmed that power bills are not being paid.