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Province needs to consult with First Nations on Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin flood channels, chief says

Lake Manitoba First Nation Chief Cornell McLean says First Nations leaders have asked repeatedly to meet with the Manitoba government about the planned Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin flood channels.

Lake Manitoba First Nation Chief Cornell McLean says leaders want to work collaboratively with government

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels (standing) of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization fist bumps Chief Cornell MacLean after speaking at a public event hosted by the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council regarding the Lake Manitoba-Lake St. Martin Channels Outlet Project on Feb. 8, 2020. (Daniel Crump/Winnipeg Free Press)

First Nation leaders in the Interlake say it's impossible to consult with the provincial government about a $540-million flood outlet when no one from the government shows up.

Lake Manitoba First Nation Chief Cornell McLean, who is chairman of the Interlake Regional Tribal Council, said Saturday they want — and have asked repeatedly — to meet with the Manitoba government about the planned Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin flood channels.

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