Immediate Release: “Governments Failed Us” During State of Emergency in Manitoba

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2019 Interlake Reserves Tribal Council First Nations: “Governments Failed Us” During State of Emergency in Manitoba The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) and its member communities haven’t ended the declared State of Emergency yet, as the communities are still getting conflicting messages from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) on response and…

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For Immediate Release: October 15, 2019

Interlake Reserves Tribal Council and its staff are working very hard in this emergency management situation. Our heart felt prayers to all those affected. We have been working 12-16 hour shifts to ensure our community members are housed in proper lodging requirements. We ask everyone to be patient during these times. In some situations, we…

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For Immediate Release: Communities in State of Emergency

Interlake Reserves Tribal Council and its member communities: Dauphin River First Nation, Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation, Lake Manitoba First Nation, Little Saskatchewan First Nation, Peguis First Nation, and Pinaymootang First Nation are declaring a state of emergency from the recent and current snow storm underway. Chairman Cornell McLean shares that “our communities are vulnerable in natural…

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Thank You To Our Sponsors – 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

On behalf of the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC), we would like to thank you for your generous support and sponsorship for our 3rd Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament held on June 6, 2019. The golf tournament was a success. The weather was perfect, and everyone enjoyed themselves. Your sponsorship has truly made this year’s tournament…

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AFN Supports Supports the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Demand for Consultations for the Outlet Channel Project in Manitoba

TTAWA, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde fully supports Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) in its demand that the Government of Manitoba halt all work on the Outlet Channel Project around Lake St. Martin. The IRTC states that there was an agreement with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to consult with First Nations that is not being honoured. “I…

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Canada supports Interlake Reserves Tribal Council efforts to combat climate change risks

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada February 13, 2019 — Winnipeg, MANITOBA — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Climate change is one of the greatest collective challenges Canada faces as a nation. The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nation communities to tackle climate change, grow the economy, and…

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IRTC Takes Stand Against Province of Manitoba

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2018 /CNW/ – Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) and its member First Nations are disappointed and feel betrayed by Premier Pallister’s recent comments on First Nation consultations on the Outlet Channel Project. Chief Cornell McLean of Lake Manitoba First Nation, and Chairman for the IRTC states, “If the Premier is serious about getting the Channels Project built quickly, he needs to spend less time making inflammatory statements to the media and more time…

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Fire Prevention Week: Fire Safety Tips

Home Fire Escape Planning Home fire escape planning and drills are an essential part of fire safety. A home fire escape plan needs to be developed and practised before a fire strikes. A home escape plan should include the following: Two exits from every room in the home – usually a door and a window…

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Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Announced

The governments of Canada and Manitoba announced they will cost share up to $540million in new flood management infrastructure for Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels as Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, announced today. Federal funding of $247.5 million…

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