In this episode of APTN Face To Face: In 1919, construction on an aqueduct to provide the city of Winnipeg with clean drinking was completed. Shoal Lake 40's prime land was expropriated for the massive project and the community was turned into a man made island.
Shoal Lake 40 fell under one of the longest boil water advisories in Canada.
Erwin Redsky was the long-time Chief of Shoal Lake 40. He says the 100 years of forced isolation have “been devastating.”