Manitoba Treaty 1 Idle No More blockade shuts down Trans-Canada

Supporters of the Idle No More movement are coming out in droves.

APTN National News
Supporters of the Idle No More movement are coming out in droves.

On Saturday, some Treaty 1 First Nations people set up a roadblock on the Trans-Canada highway.

Band members from at least three First Nations in Manitoba, including Sandy Bay, Long Plain and Swan Lake felt that blocking this road was an effective way to get their message out.

APTN National News reporter Francine Compton has this story.

Executive Show Producer / Winnipeg

Francine joined APTN full-time in February, 2000 and is now the executive show producer of the APTN National News in Winnipeg. She is a citizen of Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation.