One of the largest hurdles in developing the largest urban reserve site in North America may soon be cleared.
The City of Winnipeg and Treaty One Nations have come to a landmark agreement that will service the Naawi-Oodena site – formerly Kapyong Barracks.
It means municipal services will be provided at the site alongside Kenaston Boulevard.
The deal, known as the Gaawijijigemangit Agreement, still needs to be approved by city council.
The proposed development includes a mix of residences, commercial and cultural space, with enough room for 3,000 families.
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“The Gaawijijigemangit Agreement is a symbol of meaningful government to government collaboration and respectful negotiations,” said Treaty One Nation chairperson Chief Gordon BlueSky. “The agreement is a major step forward in expanding Treaty One Nations’ leadership in the Manitoba economy.”
Once the agreement is formally approved, the lands will be added to reserve and the Treaty One Nation hopes to move forward imminently with development plans.
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