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Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Treaty 5
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In 1908, representatives of Tataskweyak Cree Nation (Split Lake Band) - William Keche-kesik, Charles Morris and Albert Spence - signed an Adhesion to Treaty 5, with the intention of sharing our traditional lands with the Crown in exchange for the benefits of Treaty 5, which included protection of Aboriginal hunting and fishing rights.
To read the Adhesion that was signed, please refer to the section of the Treaty 5 document titled "ADHESION TO TREATY 5 BY SPLIT LAKE AND NELSON HOUSE"

Manitoba Hydro: Northern Flood Agreement
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TCN: The Northern Flood Agreement and Northern Flood Committee
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The 1977 Northern Flood Agreement (NFA) is a compensation agreement for hydroelectric impacts from projects built during the 1970s. The Lake Winnipeg Regulation and Churchill River Diversion hydro Project caused significant damages and changes to lands and waters in northern Manitoba. There was a loss of water quality, changes in flows and water levels, debris, losses of wildlife and fish, changes in wildlife patterns, negative effects on fishing and trapping, and disruption to our travel routes and traditional livelihoods. Signatories to the agreement include Tataskweyak Cree Nation (Split Lake Cree), four other Cree First Nations, Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba and Canada.
1992 Split Lake Cree NFA Implementation Agreement: 1992 Agreement
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Tataskweyak Cree Nation (Split Lake Cree First Nation) has taken significant and positive steps towards overcoming the socio-economic challenges and environmental issues facing our people. In 1977, we signed the Northern Flood Agreement (NFA). In 1992, following enourmous and ongoing efforts on the part of our Elders, Members, and Chief and Council, a comprehensive NFA Implementation Agreement was reached among Tataskweyak Cree Nation, Canada, Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro. As a result, our community received, among other things, compensation lands, recognition of our stewardship and co-management rights over the Split Lake Resource Management Area, compensation for adverse effects, community and economic development support, and recognition of continuing NFA protection.
Post Project Environmental Review: Analysis of Change
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This is a history of Tataskweyak Cree Nation (Split Lake Cree First Nation). Focusing on the 20th century, it identifies those changes, particularly the effects of hydroelectric development, which have affected the traditional way of life of our people. In addition to historical and scientific sources, the study is largely based on interviews conducted in the Cree language with Tataskweyak Cree Elders and adults, in which testimony was provided about many important developments in the life of the people.

Analysis of Change document
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