The Alan Klass Memorial Program for Health Equity is funding 15 medical students to visit the Museum of Canadian Human Rights Violations in the community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. Located 141 km away from Winnipeg in Treaty 3 territory near Lake of the Woods, our two communities are more intimately linked than most citizens know. It is from Shoal Lake that Winnipeg gets its clean water while Shoal Lake 40 has been under a water boil advisory for over 20 years. The purpose of this trip is to allow for people on either end of the pipe to share stories and foster a better understanding of the effects of development on communities and their land.
7:30 am Meet in E Lot Bannatyne campus
8:00 am Depart for Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
10:15 am Arrive at Shoal Lake 39 Landing, take barge to Shoal Lake 40
11:00 am Arrive at Museum of Canadian Human Rights Violations, tour and refreshments
12:00 pm Lunch (provided – unable to accommodate for dietary restrictions)
1:00 pm On the land – visit community, aqueduct, dike, diversion channel etc. (wear weather appropriate clothing)
2:00 pm Debrief
3:30 pm Depart for Winnipeg
5:30 pm Arrive in Winnipeg (estimated)
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