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Grades 10-12 Lesson 4: The Tale of Shoal Lake 40

Grades 10-12 Lesson 4: The Tale of Shoal Lake 40

“It’s on the Manitoba-Ontario border, there are two First Nations involved, [the community] is not isolated, just south of the Trans-Canada Highway, it’s complex just getting there geographically, and incredibly complex getting there politically.” – Cuyler Cotton, Co-ordinator for both the Water Servicing and All Weather Road Projects
A century ago, the federal government expropriated land inhabited by the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation for construction of an aqueduct to provide water to the city of Winnipeg. Band members were moved onto a man-made island. Shoal Lake 40 has been under a boil water advisory since February 18, 1997.

Operation Water Spirit Curriculum Connections

Operation Water Spirit Curriculum Connections

Alberta Grade Five English Language Arts 1.1: Discover and Explore - Express ideas and develop understanding, 1.2: Clarify and Extend - Consider others' ideas - Combine ideas - Extend understanding, 2.2: Respond to Texts - Construct meaning from text - Appreciate the artistry of texts