Live munitions found on Alberta First Nation's golf course

A live bombshell at Enoch Cree Nation Indian Lakes Golf Course and Enoch Cultural Grounds....

A live bombshell at Enoch Cree Nation Indian Lakes Golf Course and Enoch Cultural Grounds. (SUPPLIED)

Catherine Griwkowsky, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:03 PM ET

EDMONTON — The Enoch Cree Nation has closed the Indian Lakes Golf Course near Edmonton after freedom of information requests uncovered the land was used for bomb testing between 1942 and 1964.

For 70 years, the government of Canada has lied to the Enoch Cree Nation about munitions testing, Chief Ron Morin said Tuesday.

"I'm actually really, absolutely disgusted and angry, me and my council with these findings,” Morin said. "Its taken us over 70 years."

Between 1942 and 1964, the Department of National Defence used two sections — or 1,280 acres — of Enoch Cree Nation pursuant to an agreement with the Department of Indian Affairs, without consent of the First Nation’s chief and council.

The band was told that 12,000 11.5-pound smoke bombs were dropped on the lands during when the Yekau Lake British Commonwealth Practice Bombing Range was operational from 1942 to 1946.


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