A dead seagull lies in the water with the Long Spruce generating station in the background. APTN News travelled to Treaty 5 Territory in Northern Manitoba to report on the impacts of hydro development on First Nations. Power Failure: The impacts of hydro on Northern Manitoba. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN
The Jenpeg generating station changed the lives of hundreds of people when construction started in the 1970s in Treaty 5. Photo: Ashley Brandson/APTN
A fishing boat sits on the shores of Playgreen Lake in Treaty 5 territory. The lake used to provide the Cree people here with a good livelihood but construction of hydro dams along the Churchill and Nelson rivers changed everything. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN
Steve Ducharme from O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation in Treaty 5 navigates his boat showing APTN reporters Justin Brake and Ashley Brandson the effects the diversion of the Churchill River had on his community. In 1976, the Churchill River water flow was diverted by Hydro into into the Nelson River at Missi Falls which forced the communities to relocate. Photo: Ashley Brandson/APTN
Through hard work Irene Crowchild got sober – and then she got a big golf swing. Crowchild, from the TsuuT’ina Nation in Alberta is the first Indigenous woman to win the Canadian Long Drive Competition and will represent Canada in Mexico this fall. Meet Irene Crowchild who fought for sobriety, and a great golf swing Photo: Tamara Pimentel/APTN.
Students dig away for artifacts on the Farabout Peninsula on the traditional territory of the Migisi Sahaigan. That’s where a white arrowhead the size of a thumb was uncovered. It could be enough to save the peninsula from clear cutting. Eagle Lake First Nation wants area where artifacts found to be off limits to loggers. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN.
Summer Bear, 14, is all smiles after travelling from Meadow Lake, Sask., to attend the AboutFace camp at Camp Arnes in Manitoba. According to the organization’s mission statement, the camp is to “promote and enhance positive mental and emotional well-being of individuals with facial differences and their families.” Camp Trailblazers empowers Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids. Photo: Brittany Hobson/APTN
This black bear cub has been given the name Maskwa (Cree for bear) and was found near death by the side of the road in Grand Cache, Alberta. She has now recovered and the province wants to release her next month. But the Cochrane Ecological Institute says at eight months, Maskwa is still too young. You posted similar thoughts on our website. Debate swirls around whether to release young bear back into Alberta’s wild Photo: Cochrane Ecological Institute
Students, leaders and Elders from the Kashechewan First Nation send a message to parliamentarians on their first day back in Ottawa. The community on the shores of James Bay don’t have an adequate school because of constant flooding. Kashechewan students travel to Ottawa with message for politicians Photo: Todd Lamirande/APTN.
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