Sakimay Chief Says Flooding Settlement Coming

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 14:06



The chief of the Sakimay First Nation says an agreement to allow nearby lakes to flood his reserve’s land changes little.


Chief Lindsay Kaye says there are 800 acres that have been flooded for 60 years anyways.


Kaye is one of four chiefs who recently signed agreements with the province to allow the Echo and Crooked Lakes to flood their lands.


The Muscowpetung, Pasqua, and Cowessess First Nations also authorized similar permits to allow flooding on their lands.


Kaye says he signed the agreement in good faith and with nothing coming from the province in return.


He says there will eventually be a settlement from the federal government regarding the flooding over the past two years — but it hasn’t been finalized, and he can’t disclose the amount that has been offered.