Shoal Lake 40 First Nation’s Freedom Road Backgrounder (pdf) 
UPDATED: 12/11/16 10:14 AM

Statement by Chief Erwin Redsky

Statement by Chief Erwin Redsky on the occasion of the visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, 
April 28, 2016 (Check against delivery)

Mr. Prime Minister, we thank you for coming to share this day with us. You have seen and heard a lot and you have been generous with your time and your availability to our people. It’s appreciated because their daily reality has been ignored for a very long time. (full statement)



Shoal Lake 40 First Nation is an Ojibwa or Ontario Saulteaux First Nation located in the Eastman Region of Manitoba and the Kenora District of Ontario. The total registered population in August 2011 was 568, of which the on-reserve population was 266.The first Nation is a member of the Grand Council of Treaty 3.



Our First Nation’s Analysis and Solution to meeting the urgent need for secure, all-weather access.

27 Kilometer road from Trans Canada #1 Highway to Shoal Lake #40 First Nation Includes: Approximately 9 kilometers on Shoal Lake #40 First Nation reserve land Approximately 18 kilometers on Manitoba Provincial Crown lands Bridge across canal to island (water crossing) Bridge support across aqueduct (dry land)