Peace camp set up in Hollow Water First Nation to oppose sand mine project

February 21 – APTN News

A proposed silica sand mine project in Manitoba has one First Nations community divided.

Members of Hollow Water First Nation, 200 kilometres north of Winnipeg, set up Camp Morningstar, a peace camp opposing the project, after exploration began on the project.

“The teepees were erected not so much as a protest or not so much as a blockade as it is for us to come together in ceremony,” said band member Lisa Raven.

The camp was started as a way to create a safe space to share concerns over the project, said Raven. READ MORE.