Municipal services

City and Treaty 1 First Nation reach municipal services agreement on urban reserve site – Winnipeg

One of the greatest hurdles to the development of the largest urban reserve site in North America may soon be cleared.

The City of Winnipeg and Treaty One Nations have entered into a historic agreement that will serve the Naawi-Oodena site – formerly Kapyong Barracks.

This means that municipal services will be provided on site along Kenaston Boulevard.

The agreement, known as the Gaawijijigemangit agreement, still needs to be approved by the city council.

The proposed development includes a mix of residences, commercial and cultural spaces, with enough room for 3,000 families.

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“The Gaawijijigemangit Agreement is a symbol of meaningful government-to-government collaboration and respectful negotiations,” said Treaty One Nation Chair, Chief Gordon BlueSky. “The agreement is a big step forward in expanding Treaty 1 Nations leadership in Manitoba’s economy.

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Once the agreement is formally approved, the lands will be added to the reserve and the Treaty One Nation hopes to move forward with development plans shortly.

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