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First Nation

Please name the community you belong to

misipawistik Cree nation

 

What are your relevant qualifications? 

 traditional knowledge/language keeper, education

 

What is your current occupation?

Retired, Cree instructor, still teaching as sessional instructor at UCN

 

What are your concerns for the environment and future generations?

Everything... need to restore all that has been destroyed and is being devastated by industry, corporationsMaking sure that there is something left for future generations to love and enjoy.

 

What is your experience with hydropower?

I was going into my teens when Grand Rapids Generating Station was being built. Hydro came to my community when I was beginning my teenage years and have never overcome the spiritual trauma it caused within me and the environmental devastation to our Mother Earth.

 

What is your experience with Manitoba Hydro?

Mostly negative - have been teaching people down south that it is NOT green energy. Negative impacts all around.

 

Why do you think you would be a good fit for this board?

Because I want to see Manitoba Hydro accountable for how they have dealt with the Indigenous people. Make the crown corporation accountable.