Chief Morris speaks out against spying, C-51

KI Chief Morris spoke out against Bill C51 and filed a request for access to all spying records kept on their community by the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).  Chief Morris called on all First Nations in Canada to flood the RCMP and CSIS with access to information requests and make the information public.

 

 

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Premier and Countess visit KI

Premier Wynne and the Countess of Wessex visited KI and committed to renew the Treaty relationship with KI.  We hope that this will lead to a new era of respect for KI's way of life and stewardship over KI Homeland.

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The Breathing Lands: A new KI video about climate change

The Elders of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation say the water flows through their blood and their bodies are built of the trout that swim in these clean rivers and lakes. Taking care of their watershed is a relationship at the core of who they are as an Indigenous Nation, it is a responsibility handed down to them from the Creator through the teachings of their Elders.

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Follow the Expedition to Protect KI First Nation’s Watershed

 

From August 24 to September 7 a team of paddlers from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Indigenous Nation, ventured 300 km beyond the nearest road to paddle the ancient route from the KI village to the Arctic Ocean at Hudson's Bay along the free-flowing Fawn and Severn Rivers.  Along the way they documented and promoted this wild watershed and the deep connection the community has to their life-giving river.


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KI suspends landuse planning talks with Ontario

 

KI has suspended talks with Ontario intended to come to agreement on the future of KI Homeland.  KI cited a lack of resources to enable the community to fully inform itself, and refusal by Ontario to adjust the March 2012 mining withdrawal boundaries to properly reflect all of KI Homeland.  The letter notes that parts of KI Homeland, including half the KI Watershed Declaration area, are still open to mining under Ontario law.   This policy appears to invite further crisis like the Platinx and GLR disputes.  But KI is open to renewing dialogue on a meaningful path to recognition, restoration, and reconcilliation.

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