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Northern Ontario First Nation awaits ruling over contested mining exploration permit – CBC

Eabametoong asking court to overturn Landore Resources Canada’s gold exploration permit to Feb 12, 2018 A northern Ontario First Nation now waits for a court ruling over a contested mining exploration permit in its territory after hearings in Toronto wrapped up last week. Lawyers representing Eabametoong First Nation were in Ontario divisional court on Feb. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 20186 Views

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Eabametoong challenges Ontario mining permits – Tbnewswatch.com

EABAMETOONG FIRST NATION — A northwestern Ontario First Nation is asking a court to review the issuance of mineral exploration permits by the province’s Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. The permits were granted in 2016 to Landore Resources Inc., to drill for gold in an area that Eabametoong’s leadership describes as culturally and environmentally […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 20189 Views

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NAN supports Mining Act Challenge by Eabametoong First Nation

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 7, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement in support of Eabametoong First Nation’s provincial Mining Act challenge against the permits issuance in their territory: “First Nation inherent and Treaty rights supersede any federal and provincial legislation enacted without our free, prior and informed consent, and we […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201812 Views

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“When the Limits of Ontario’s ‘New Relationship’ are Revealed: Eabametoong First Nation forced to head to court to protect homelands”

The uncertain future of a pristine area of Northern Ontario will be argued before three judges in Toronto on February 7-8th. Despite concerns raised by community members about impacts to the environment and Aboriginal and Treaty rights, in March 2016 Ontario’s Ministry of Northern Development and Mines issued mineral exploration permits to Landore Resources Inc. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201810 Views

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Ebametoong First Nation Set for Court with Ontario Government – Net Newsledger

February 06, 2018 EABAMETOONG FIRST NATION – “The Keezhik and Miminiska Lakes areas are very special and important cultural areas for a large number of our members… As EFN, we recognize these family groups as being the stewards of these lands because they live there or spend seasons out on the land exercising their rights. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 20187 Views

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Peterborough visionary wants land to return to First Nation – Peterborough Examiner

January 18, 2018 Three years ago, a dynamic woman, retiring teacher Janice Keil, 59, chose to relocate to Peterborough from Toronto. She had done research, looking for a small city that had a good cycling infrastructure and a progressive cultural/political community. We qualified. Clear-eyed about her goals and values, with prodigious energy, she moved ahead; […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 20188 Views

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Site C Dam Decision “Disappointing and Completely Contrary to Reconciliation” says AFN National Chief Bellegarde

Site C Dam Decision “Disappointing and Completely Contrary to Reconciliation” says AFN National Chief Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s decision by B.C. Premier John Horgan to move forward with the Site C dam project is a major setback to reconciliation. First Nations will continue to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201742 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Lends Support to CONAIE and FDA Efforts to Hold Chevron Accountable for Environmental Damage in Ecuador

Assembly of First Nations Lends Support to CONAIE and FDA Efforts to Hold Chevron Accountable for Environmental Damage in Ecuador December 6, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – In a setback to Chevron Corporation’s campaign to evade a $9.5 billion liability owed to rainforest communities, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Ecuador signed a protocol today […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201716 Views

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Indigenous artifacts found on site of controversial Burlington quarry expansion – CBC

The company will do a larger survey in the spring, but will start cutting down trees in the meantime Nov 30, 2017 Archaeological crews have found Indigenous artifacts at the site of a controversial Burlington quarry expansion, and opponents are hoping it gives them extra ammunition to get the expansion killed altogether. Meridian Brick’s expansion […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201736 Views

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Ontario slowly closing in on the largest land-claims settlement in Canadian history – Financial Post

The treaty negotiations cover 36,000 square kilometres, 86 municipalities and 1.1 million residents in the province The people of Ontario have, for the most part, watched the evolution of Aboriginal land claims from afar, with British Columbia snatching the lion’s share of the headlines. But reality is about to set in as Ontario closes in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201711 Views

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