PHRC forum welcomes Shoal Lake speaker

Friday, April 15, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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The Provincial Human Rights Committee (PHRC) is proud to host its second annual Convention luncheon on Friday April 15, 2016 from 12 – 1:30pm. This year's forum will focus on the plight of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. The event will welcome Daryl Redsky, Shoal Lake 40 band member. He will talk about the problems that have plagued the community for decades, many of which have been violations to basic human rights.

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation is a community of 270 residents. It has been on a boil-water advisory for the past 18 years. The reserve was cut off 101 years ago during construction of an aqueduct to carry fresh water to Winnipeg. In December 2015, it was announced that all three levels of government would provide $30 million in funding to build an all-weather road. "Freedom Road" will finally connect residents living on the reserve with the mainland.

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation is located in the Eastman Region of Manitoba and the Kenora District of Ontario.

This event is open to all OPSEU members! It will be located in Room 203 (ABCD) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Boxed lunches will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Download the event flyer: phrc_forum_2016.pdf

For more information on Shoal Lake 40 First Nation:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/isolated-shoal-lake-40-first-nation-to-get-its-freedom-road-1.2704415
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/shoal-lake-40-first-nation-road-manitoba-1.3368558

Visit the Convention Index page.

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