Lake St. Martin First Nation residents still waiting to go home after nine years – CTV News

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January 16, 2020

WINNIPEG — Some residents of Lake St. Martin have been waiting nine years to return home, since a flood destroyed the land in 2011.

Now the First Nation says some residents are worried they won’t have a home to which they can return.

“My community has been fractured for nine years and the rebuilding of the community is far from complete,” Lake St. Martin Chief Adrian Sinclair said in a news release. “My people want to come home to a safe, healthy community to resume their traditional way of living, but there are no jobs, no healthcare facilities, no social services.”

The First Nation also fears when the homes under construction are completed in March of 2020, there will still be 314 families with no home to return to on reserve.

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