January 1, 2015

Gillam

Vandalism

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Recently in Gillam we have had a blockade of PR290 which was conducted by the Fox Lake First Nation. This blockade was a direct result of a sacred site that had been disturbed and some damage done someone or a group of individuals. This site consists of a few trees that have prayer flags attached and it is blessed by the elders. These sites are placed all around the construction sites in various spots. Manitoba Hydro have conducted their investigation into the site and concluded that it was not disturbed by the contractors.

The RCMP have investigated the damage and have concluded that it was done deliberately. We do not have any leads at this time. Crime Stopper is asking the assistance of the public in this investigation. Anyone who knows of the person(s) responsible for the damage to this sacred site is asked to submit a tip.