Listen Back: Older Women Live: Review of First Nation Treatment in Manitoba

**Listen back to January 9th Older Women Live **

Chief Theresa Spence has refused a meeting with Prime Minister Harper on January 11th because the Governor General will not be in attendance. Chief Spence insists on having the Governor General present because he represents the original treaty relationships. The hunger strike and the growing #IdleNoMore movement continue across the country. Tonight Older Women Live (OWL) do a special honing in on treatment of First Nations in Manitoba.

Older Women Live takes a look at food security in 14 Native communities in Manitoba. They speak with Dr. Shirley Thompson and Myrle Ballard.

In 2011 Manitoba Hydro flooded First Nation of Lakes of Martin Reserve. It was evacuated with no promise of return. The alternative land offer is an ex-military base overrun by snakes and not fit for living. In the meantime, two years later members of Lake St. Martin are living in hotels. We hear both an original interview from the time of the flooding and a member of Lake St Martin joins us from a hotel live over the phone to give updates.

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Photo of Myrle Ballard, credits from Winnipeg Free Press