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Jul 9, 2023
Tom Jackson, renown actor, singer, activist and Executive VP and Strategic Advisor for NeeStaNan Projects Inc. announced today, that the company is spearheading an endeavor to construct a deep-water port at the mouth of the Nelson River, on the Hudson Bay.
NeeStaNan’s First Nation business structure of mutual benefit and collaboration is designed to first create a transportation corridor from Alberta to Port Nelson, Manitoba, enabling the transport of fuel, wheat, potash, softwood lumber and other land locked Canadian resources to the world. This includes servicing and providing green energy to the prairie provinces. The railway will carry goods, and the natural gas pipeline will service a liquified natural gas plant at the port. The planned route of this corridor will run through Treaty 8, Treaty 6, and Treaty 5 territories in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Along with the creation of a corridor, plans are to build an Indigenous owned seaport to service the prairies and provide major freight access to tide water and markets around the world.
“This is a true example of reconciliation”, says Jackson. “First Nations have been conditioned to believe that poverty is normal. No one benefits from that poverty. That’s about to change for the benefit of all.”