Feds ending aid to First Nation members separated from their reserve since 2011 by flooding

Eight years after being forced from their community by catastrophic flooding, members of a Manitoba First Nation are being asked to go home — despite warning there aren’t enough homes to return to.

CTV News has learned that Indigenous Services Canada issued letters to nearly 1,000 evacuees from Lake St. Martin First Nation, about 270 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, indicating their emergency funding will end on Dec. 31.

“A lot of people got those letters — for us to go home — and we have no house to go home to,” Rose Forbes, a Lake St. Martin elder and one of the evacuees, told CTV News