Feds, province sign agreement with Ontario First Nation plagued by flooding

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A new agreement between the federal, provincial governments and an Ontario First Nation will consider options to relocate the community plagued by flooding every spring.

Kashechewan First Nation has made headlines year after year for mass evacuations of the community located on James Bay in northern Ontario.

The hope is a new “Framework Agreement” will help the future of 2,300 people living there.

The tripartite agreement commits developing a plan with “areas including housing, socio-economic sustainability, health programs and facilities, infrastructure development, and schools and community facilities,” according to a statement released Friday.

The statement said the plan will include considering relocating the community.

“This is a very exciting moment for the Kashechewan First Nation. After many years of struggle, we are partnering with the Governments of Canada and Ontario to help my people,” said Grand Chief Leo Friday on behalf of the Kashechewan in a statement. “We will work together to ensure that we provide the proper tools to become successful role models for future generations.”

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  1. Does the agreement require any surrender of Inherent Rights or change land status to municipality?

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