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YFFD Community Meeting – Sept. 17th

Future Development will be holding a community meeting on

Monday, September 17, 2012 at the

George Saunders Memorial School between

10:00 am – 4:00 pm in York Landing, MB

The purpose of the meeting is to update members on the Keeyask Environmental Activities, including monitoring, a KIP field trip, sturgeon stewardship, and the Keeyask EIS.

Lunch will be served with door prizes for those in attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact the Future Development Office at 204-341-2236.

 

YFFD Newsletter – August 2012

York Factory Future Development staff have recently produced a newsletter to update community members on the Keeyask Generating Station and activities that community representatives have been involved in.

Community Liaisons have distributed hard copies to York Landing households. An electronic copy can be viewed and downloaded here.

 

York Factory Future Development – Community Meeting

York Factory Future Development will be hosting a Keeyask update meeting on July 30th, 2012, at George Saunders Memorial School gymnasium in York Landing.  The community meeting will start at 10:00 am and end at 4:00 pm.  Lunch will be served. Topics will be Direct Negotiation Contracts, Trust and Investment and the Sturgeon Stewardship Initiative.

For more information,  you can contact Wayne Redhead, Evelyn Beardy or Marie Ryle-Beardy at Future Development (341-2236).

Submission of Keeyask Environmental Impact Statement

On July 6th, 2012, the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership, made up of Manitoba Hydro and the Keeyask Cree Nations [YFFN, FLCN, Cree Nation Partners (TCN and WLFN)] submitted the Keeyask Generation Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the provincial and federal governments.

The Keeyask EIS is part of an application for environmental licenses and approvals for the Keeyask hydroelectric dam that the Partnership is proposing to build at Gull Rapids on the Nelson River.

The Keeyask EIS has several parts:

  • Keeyask: Our Story: this video presents the Keeyask Cree Nations’ history and perspectives related to hydroelectric development and the Keeyask Project.
  • Executive Summary: this short summary of the Keeyask EIS is currently available in English. French and Cree versions will also be produced.
  • Response to EIS Guidelines: this is the main technical document that includes detailed information about the Keeyask Project, the predicted environmental effects, plans for reducing the negative effects and enhancing the positive effects, environmental monitoring, and the Public Involvement Program.
  • Keeyask Cree Nations’ Evaluation Reports: these include YFFN’s Kipekiskwaywinan (Our Voices), Cree Nation Partners’ Keeyask Environmental Evaluation Report, and FLCN’s Evaluation Report. FLCN’s Evaluation Report has not been completed at this time and will be submitted later.
  • Supporting Volumes: these include the Project Description, Public Involvement, Physical Environment, Aquatic, Terrestrial, and Socio-economic Supporting Volumes.

The Keeyask EIS documents are now located at the Future Development office. The Keeyask EIS documents have also been posted online at the Keeyask Partnership’s website (http://keeyask.com/wp/the-project/environmental-assessment-process/eis), and are located at several locations in Winnipeg, Gillam, and Thompson (e.g. public library and MKO).

For more information contact Evelyn Beardy or Marie Ryle-Beardy at the Future Development office at 341-2236.

York Factory Future Development – Community Meeting

Future Development will be holding a community meeting on

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the

George Saunders Memorial School between

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. in York Landing, MB

The purpose of the meeting is to update on the Keeyask Environmental Activities

A supper will follow with door prizes for those in attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact the Future Development Office at 204-341-2336

Cree Worldview & Core Truths

Community members and Elders of the Keeyask Cree Nations met in Thompson on June 2, July 20 and October 12 to discuss commonalities between the four nations (TCN, WLFN, FLCN and YFFN). There will be one more meeting to finalize a statement that describes the four Keeyask Cree Nations’ worldview and core truths. This statement will be included in the Keeyask Environmental Impact Statement that is an application submitted to the federal and provincial governments for the Keeyask Generation Station’s environmental licenses.

Tansi!

The York Factory Keeyask Implementation office maintains this website for use by YFFN members. It provides information about current and future hydroelectric developments on the Nelson River and YFFN’s consultations and negotiations with Manitoba Hydro.

The site currently focuses on the Keeyask Generation Project at Gull Rapids on the Nelson River and the Keeyask Infrastructure Project (KIP), which is the access road from the PR 280 to the potential Keeyask Generating Station. For the Keeyask Project, YFFN has partnered with Manitoba Hydro and three First Nations (Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, and Fox Lake Cree Nation) to form the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership.