Floodwaters are threatening the Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation.

Dikes and other portable plastic fences are holding back water on the road into the reserve.

Chief Remonda Gardypie says she talked to the regional representative for Aboriginal Affairs last week about the situation.

She says she told him the band needs money to move five homes on the reserve, but so far they haven’t gotten what they need.

The chief is finding it difficult to wade through the red tape to get additional funds:

“We just need more funding.  Government needs to let us know that there is funding available, they’re not letting us know where to tap into.”

She adds the situation is fast approaching an emergency as sewage trucks can’t get to some houses while other children can’t get to the school.

A meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday with officials from the provincial government to see what they can do.