For Immediate Release Afer enduring nearly 50 years of harm arising from a massive hydropower project constructed against their wishes, O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Naton (OPCN), along with two related community associatons, filed a statement of claim in Manitoba Court of King's Bench on May 19, 2023. The statement of claim seeks: 1) compensation for damages from impacts of the Churchill River Diversion

Winnipeg, MB  — As the 22nd Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) comes to a close at the United Nations in New York City, a number of hydro-impacted First Nation representatives are returning home to Manitoba. The two-week event was an opportunity to liaise and connect with dignitaries and Indigenous representatives from around the world, raising awareness at an international level abo

Taylor Galvin was part of a UM delegation chosen to attend the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York City in March 2023. The conference brought together water experts from around the world. Taylor was joined by Dr. Myrle Ballard, Claire Herbert, Dr. Nicole J. Wilson, and Colleen James (Ghoóch TIâ) and Jewel Davies (Yekhunashîn/Khatuku) from Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Read below to learn abou

This article was published on May 29, 2021 in the Winnipeg Free Press by Sarah Laurenuik The lights are on, but Manitoba Hydro isn't answering the door to offer clarity on greener power plans Flying above the coast of Hudson Bay west of Churchill, in the furthest northern reaches of Manito

In May 2021, a series of billboards and transit shelter ads in Winnipeg address Sarah Guillemard, MLA for Fort Richmond, stating: “MLA Sarah Guillemard, Don’t let Hydro destroy South Indian Lake.” The locations are: Pembina Hwy and Killarney (ES, ES, photo free for use) and a digital billboard across from Polo Park .Almost 50,000 have signed a petition&nbs

Click on the Flipbook below to read the 2020 Wa Ni Ska Tan Hydro Alliance Newsletter. 

In Memory of Jack Lovell (June 11, 1958 ~ February 22, 2019) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John (Jack) Lovell. Along with being a loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle, Jack was also a PhD Candidate at the University of Manitoba, working with Stef McLachlan and Wa Ni Ska Tan. Jack was very active with Wa Ni Ska Tan from the very beginning and many Alliance m

Wa Ni Ska Tan is an intervenor in the National Energy Board's (NEB) hearings regarding Manitoba Hydro's application to proceed with the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project (MMTP). The project requires the construction and operation of a 500 kV alternating current international power line (IPL) extending from Manitoba Hydro’s Dorsey Converter Station (located near Rosser, north-west of Wi

Another proposal deadline has come and gone. We're very excited about the new projects and research that was approved by the Research Committee on January 23rd. See below for a summary of the research and community projects we are supporting. Another outcome of the last research meeting was the formation of the Regional Cumulative Effects Assessment (RCEA) and Augmented Flow Program (AFP) working

By Will Braun Originally published on December 30th, 2017 in the Winnipeg Free Press The Keeyask dam is springing leaks, and the possibility of further cost overruns and delays, as recently reported, is just the start. The dam, now estimated to cost between $8.7 billion and $10.5 billion, was officially approved in 2014, based largely on Manitoba Hydro’s projection that demand for energ