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Long Plain First Nation has a full agenda, moving into 2019.

Chief Dennis Meeches says one of their biggest concerns this year is property they own, just south of Keeshkeemaquah Reserve.

“Bordering the Trans Canada (Highway), off of Pine Crescent,” he says, “We own about 95 acres, and it’s been 20 years since we purchased this property, and we’re still working to have declared a reserve, as part of our treaty land entitlement, so that’s a big priority for Long Plain right now.”

Meeches is pleased they regained charitable tax status for the Rufus Prince Building, so they can proceed with plans to convert it to an indigenous residential school museum.

“We have a director in place right now,” he says, “We do have a number of tenants in place at the Rufus Prince Building, but we’re looking to re-locate the Manitoba First Nations Police Service from there. We’re hoping with in a year or two years, we would build a new police headquarters for them at Keeshkeemaquah. So a lot of exciting projects on the table right now.”

Article courtesy of Portage Online

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