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Manitoba First Nations plan blockade of rail lines

First Nations leaders in Manitoba unanimously voted to block rail lines later this month in hopes of pressuring the Canadian government to settle land claims.

Fifty tribal leaders at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs supported the blockade. Plans are still being finalized but the First Nations will give advance notice to prevent anyone from being harmed.

The blockade will take place June 29. The Roseau River First Nation plans to block two rail lines coming from the U.S. Several other tribes plan to blockade other lines.

According to Chief Terrence Nelson of Roseau River First Nation, more than 6,000 land claims haven't been settled.

Get the Story:
First Nations plan rail blockade (CBC 6/14)
Press Release: Prairie railway blockade set for June 29 (Roseau River First Nation 6/14)

Relevant Links:
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs -