Residents of evacuated reserve may not be able to go home

Residents of the Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba may not be able to return home due to flooding of their reserve.

Everyone from the reserve was evacuated nearly a month ago. Most are now living in Winnipeg, about 168 miles away, and they have found it hard to adjust to city life.

"What are you allowed to do here?" Breanna Pelletier asked CBC News. "Stay inside and just walk around and watch TV?"

The First Nation is negotiating with the province in hopes of finding a new settlement that's closer to their reserve.

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First Nations evacuees find city life hard (CBC 6/23)

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