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First Nation looks to self-govern after budget fails to address housing crisis – The Loop

The chief of a First Nations community in northern Manitoba is calling for self-governance as a way of tackling its on-reserve housing crisis after the federal budget did not include specific funding to address the issue.

Tommy Monias, the Chief of Pimicikamak Cree Nation, otherwise known as Cross Lake Band, hopes his community can govern themselves, which would open the possibility of generating revenue from the hydroelectric projects and mines on their land. The community would then use the money to rebuild the homes.

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