Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has an unwavering commitment to creating innovative, sustainable and critical infrastructural needs for our community. We have undergone several major projects that allow us to build a strong community and foster opportunity and economic development within our Nation.
Freedom Road | June 3rd, 2019
After more than a century of being unable to travel by road to and from mainland Canada, Shoal Lake 40 welcomed the opening of Freedom Road, a road that provides year-round, all-weather access to the community and improves the accessibility of essential goods and services. The all-season road connects our community to the Trans-Canada highway and is the result of strong leadership by the Shoal Lake 40 Chief and community and a unique cost-sharing partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg.
“Freedom Road is a product of the efforts of generations of our people and former leaders. Sadly, some paid the ultimate price,” said then Shoal Lake 40 Chief Erwin Redsky, describing how road access can too often mean the difference between life and death in remote, isolated communities.
NWP Highway Twinning | 2018 - Present
ojibway heritage school | 2019
Shoal Lake 40 constructured a new 1,704 sq. m K-8 school building with classrooms, library, cafeteria, multi-purpose rooms, a large gymnasium, staff offices, meeting rooms and support spaces. The school grounds will also include a soccer field, basketball court, playgrounds, outdoor cooking area and outdoor educational areas, as well as support infrastructure such as garbage collection, snow storage areas, parking lot and a septic tank and field. The school site covers an area of approximately 3.5 ha.