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Aug 09, 2023
A new coalition of First Nations is coming together with the goal of building a pipeline to move Alberta hydrogen to tidewater in Manitoba. The Wáwátéwák Corridor is planned to run between Churchill, MB and northern Alberta
A new coalition of First Nations is coming together with the goal of building several major infrastructure projects, including a pipeline to transport Alberta hydrogen to tidewater in Churchill, Man.
The leadership of several Treaty 5 nations announced the plan Wednesday in Chemawawin, Man. It calls for the creation of the Wáwátéwák Corridor, a Cree term translated to English as northern lights.
The plan involves the initial creation of a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) electric power transmission line, followed by a fibre-optic network, all-weather road as well as the hydrogen pipeline to Alberta.
“This project has potential to change the present and the future of our nations in a good way, that will provide abundance and prosperity. It’s high time we turn the tide on widespread poverty and create opportunities for our people not just to survive, but to thrive,” said Chemawawin Cree Nation Chief Clarence Easter.