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UN to get up-close look at struggling reserves

A United Nations envoy will visit two northern reserves next month on a fact-finding mission about food and flooding.

Olivier De Schutter, the UN's special rapporteur on the right to food, will visit God's River First Nation on the east side of the province as well as the Garden Hill reserve nearby. De Schutter, a Harvard-educated human rights lawyer who investigates and makes recommendations on food issues, is slated to be in Manitoba May 10 to May 12 as part of a cross-Canada trip.