Marching in Shoalidarity

Winnipeg Water Walkers rally in support for the community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation

Photos by Carolyne Kroeker

On September 12, hundreds of protestors marched from the Manitoba legislature to the Winnipeg Aqueduct Monument to raise awareness for the dire water situation in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, which provides drinking water to Winnipeg. While the water surrounding Shoal Lake 40 First Nation supplies drinking water to Winnipeggers, the community remains under a boil advisory that has been effective for over 17 years. Municipal and provincial governments have pledged funds to the development of a “Freedom Road” connecting the isolated community to the mainland, however the federal government has yet to follow through with any substantial commitments to remedy the situation.