PIMICIKAMAK HAS YET TO SEE ANYTHING THAT IS VIABLE & SUSTAINABLE THAT WOULD ERADICATE MASS POVERTY CREATED BY THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES OF PIMICIKAMAK…
BELOW IS A TIMELINE OF EVENTS THAT WILL HELP YOU LEARN THE HISTORY OF MANITOBA HYDRO ON OUR TERRITORY.
Treaty 5 1875
Treaty 5 signed, committing peaceful and honourable coexistence and sharing of the land.
1957 Manitoba Hydro begins Kelsey
Manitoba Hydro begins construction of Kelsey Dam, without the consent of Pimicikamak. The Dam continues to affect a large area of Pimicikamak territory.
1972 Manitoba Hydro begins Jenpeg
Manitoba Hydro begins construction of Jenpeg Dam. 20 Kilometres from Cross Lake the main community of Pimicikamak.
1975 Waters Rise in Pimicikamak
The wates start to rise behind Jenpeg in Pimicikamak Territory
1977 NORTHERN FLOOD AGREEMENT
Pimicikamak & other Cree Nations sign the Northern Flood Agreement along with Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro & Canada, which is suppose to remediate & mitigate or compensate for the projects impacts, through a series of measures.
Pimicikamak WAKES UP
Pimicikamak Citizens block a Hydro convoy through their territory because the NFA is not being implemented much. Hydro, Manitoba & Canada agree to work cooperatively to implement that NFA. The blockade is taken down. Little actions follow to implement the NFA in a meaningful day.
Canada, Hydro & Manitoba agree to Action Plan
The Crown parties agree to an Action Plan for NFA Implementation. The plan is implemented for 15 months and there is a return on the crown parties to the past poor implementation.