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Tataskweyak Cree Nation chief tears up court injunction at Keeyask blockade – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202041 Views

‘We need to follow the rule of law and we need to make sure that we respect it’: Premier Brian Pallister

May 21, 2020

Members of the four northern Manitoba First Nations that are partners in the Keeyask hydro project stood in solidarity on Wednesday as the chief of Tataskweyak Cree Nation was served an injunction against a blockade, which she promptly tore up.

Chief Doreen Spence “ripped that injunction [and] put it on the ground,” Tataskweyak band Coun. Nathan Neckoway said Thursday morning.

“Then the leadership — after the [RCMP] left — we all took a piece of that ripped injunction and put it in the fire.… It was very strong, what our chief did.”

A number of Tataskweyak Cree Nation community members who are concerned about the possible spread of COVID-19 started blocking Provincial Road 280 and the north access road to the Manitoba Hydro Keeyask work site on the weekend, in an attempt to stop a worker shift change scheduled for Tuesday.

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