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APTN National News, Jan 20, 2015
CROSS LAKE, Man. – Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger apologized to a northern Aboriginal community Tuesday for damage caused by a hydro-electric dam.
Selinger agreed to visit Cross Lake First Nation following a six-week occupation of the Jenpeg generating station last fall.
Protesters had said they wouldn’t leave the grounds of the dam until they received a personal apology from the premier. They say the hydro developments affected hunting, fishing, trapping and water quality. It also led to flooding and loss of cultural identity.
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