bipole_image.jpgThe planned route for the transmission line crosses the First Nation’s ancestral lands between The Pas and Swan River.

“I have exhausted the diplomatic and legal routes to voice our concerns against this project, and regrettably, the responsible Manitoba ministers and Manitoba Hydro bigwigs did not take our concerns seriously,” said Chief Nelson Genaille in the statement.

According to the First Nation, the land being cleared includes burial sites and other sacred places.