Churches for Freedom Road is an affiliation of churches willing to demonstrate public support for the building of a 17 mile road from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to the Trans-Canada Highway, thus ending their 100 year enforced isolation and making it possible for them to build a water treatment plant to end an 18 year boil-water advisory.
The building of the road needs the joint co-operation of three levels of government (Federal, Provincial and Civic). The Federal and Provincial Governments are preparing to have either funds or bankable commitments ready for when the road’s detailed design is complete in January, but the City of Winnipeg has yet to show initiative to commit.
Steve Bell has set up a new petition to apply “polite pressure” on the City to move forward on their previous commitment, and we’re inviting you to consider signing the petition. This demonstrates strong public will to end what has been a century-long nightmare for our neighbours at Shoal Lake 40. This is not an acrimonious petition, rather a simple demonstration of support for fair relations between Winnipeg and Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.
Please follow the link to sign the petition: www.buildfreedomroad.com