$234M settlement is ‘bittersweet,’ Lac Seul chief says

By Mike Stimpson Local Journalism Initiative  06/05/2024 15:02 LAC SEUL – Nearly a century after more than 11,000 acres of reserve land was flooded in a hydroelectric project, Lac Seul First Nation has an agreement for $234 million in compensation. “It’s something that’s been a long time in coming,” Chief Clifford Bull said, describing the settlement agreement as “closure after many years of battling over this issue.” “And I guess the term I want to use is bittersweet,” he added. “It’s sad that the people that endured it are not here to see (the matter settled), but it was gratifying to know that this issue has been resolved in a good way for both parties.” The saga began around 1930 when a hydroelectric dam built under an agreement between Canada,…

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