Highway 290 blockade ends
CTV Winnipeg, May 14, 2016
Officials from the Fox Lake Cree Nation have confirmed that a blockade on Highway 290 has ended.
A group of protestors had been blocking three Manitoba Hydro sites, claiming that hydro workers destroyed a sacred ceremonial site.
Chief Walter Spence said Manitoba Hydro has committed to work together with the Fox Lake Cree Nation, and rebuild the site.
The protest ended around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. A Manitoba Hydro spokesperson said the company is disheartened the sacred site was damaged.
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson confirmed the end of the blockade on twitter Saturday.