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Money to help rebuild First Nations – Winnipeg Free Press


The Selinger government has set aside $100 million as a down payment to rebuild homes and infrastructure in four Interlake First Nations ravaged by flooding in 2011.

The announcement Tuesday came on the heels of a similar commitment by the federal government this past Friday.

Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson said the money will help address past and future claims with respect to flood damages caused by the operation of the Fairford River Water Control Structure.

The four First Nations — Lake St. Martin, Little Saskatchewan, Dauphin River and Pinaymootang — are all downstream of the control structure, which was built in 1961 to regulate Lake Manitoba water levels.

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