Status of Re-entry by Community

The 2011 flood caused serious damage to housing and infrastructure in some First Nation communities. Together with the Province of Manitoba, Indigenous Services Canada is advancing rebuilding and the return of those still displaced from their homes. Progress is being made to rebuild safe, flood-protected communities so that evacuees can return home.

Each First Nation is managing its respective flood recovery project. This includes the allocation of houses, which is the responsibility of the First Nation. Detailed questions about plans and status should be directed to the Band Council. Below is a general listing on the status of projects. Timing of return to communities will depend on successful negotiation with First Nations.

Lake St. Martin First Nation

What needs to be done before evacuees can return?

There was extensive damage to housing and infrastructure. All housing and infrastructure needed replacement. To prevent future flooding, the entire community is being rebuilt in a new location at a higher elevation. Steps to rebuild include:

What has been done so far?

Little Saskatchewan First Nation

What needs to be done before evacuees can return?

There was extensive damage to housing and infrastructure. Most housing and some significant infrastructure needed replacement. To prevent future flooding most of the community is being rebuilt in a new location at a higher elevation. Steps to rebuild include:

What has been done so far?

Dauphin River First Nation

What needs to be done before evacuees can return?

There was extensive damage to housing and infrastructure. Most housing and some significant infrastructure required replacement. Steps to rebuild include:

What has been done so far?

Pinaymootang First Nation

What needs to be done before evacuees can return?

What has been done so far?

Ebb and Flow First Nation

What needs to be done before evacuees can return?

What has been done so far?

Except for one person, all of those evacuated during the 2011 flood have now returned to their community.

Peguis First Nation

What needs to be done before evacuees can return?

What has been done so far?

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