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Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation is based in Nelson House, Manitoba, about 800 kilometres north of Winnipeg and 80 kilometres west of Thompson.

NCN has around 4,600 members living in Nelson House, South Indian Lake, Leaf Rapids, Thompson, Brandon and Winnipeg. More than 60 percent of our members are between 13 and 30 years of age.

In 2006, NCN signed the historic Wuskwatim Project Development Agreement with Manitoba Hydro to build the Wuskwatim hydroelectric generation project, estimated to cost about $1.2 billion. The 200-megawatt generating station is now  nearing completion at Taskinigahp Falls, about 40 kilometres downstream of Nelson House in NCN’s resource management area. The first generator went on line June 22, 2012 at 5:28 p.m. The remaining two generators are expect to be in service by the end
of 2012.

The PDA provides for NCN to own up to 33 per cent of the project and related revenues once project loans are repaid and provided job opportunities for qualified NCN Members and business opportunities for NCN businesses and joint-venture business partnerships during construction.

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