Huge uncertainties remain with Ontario’s new Mining Act

Thursday October 27, 2011   Shawn Bell Special to Wawatay News As the minister tasked with implementing the heart of the Ontario Mining Act takes over his new portfolio, the challenges facing that goal seem to be growing by the week.   The new minority Liberal government named Sudbury’s Rick Bartolucci minister of Northern Development […]

KI, Province agree to meet

Oct. 27, 2011 Rick Garrick Wawatay News Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) will be meeting with the Ontario government to discuss God’s Lake Resources Inc.’s mineral exploration activities in the community’s traditional territory. John Cutfeet, a spokesman for KI, said the province has to explain why the company was granted access into its territory through the government’s […]

KI says “no” to De Beers exploration

KI informed De Beers that the community will not allow exploration by the multinational diamond mining industry giant on their Homeland.  De Beers publicly committed not to explore on KI Homeland without consent.

KI6 are released, win appeal

  Chief Donny Morris, Deputy Chief Cecilia Begg, and 4 other KI leaders have been released from jail and have won an appeal of their six month jail sentence.  They were jailed for refusing to allow mining exploration on KI  homeland by Platinex.

Platinex Surrenders Big Trout Lake Claims

Platinex has surrendered its mining claims and leases on KI homeland and dropped its lawsuits.  Ontario is withdrawing the lands from mining exploration and is paying Platinex $5 million in settlement.

KI Elders speak about Treaty 9 and KI Homeland

In April of 2010 KI Lands and Environment Unit interviewed 14 KI Elders to record their oral history of Treaty 9, their teachings about caring for the land and water, and their instructions for future generations.

Matawa Chiefs Support Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

  Matawa Chiefs Support Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug [KI] First Nation in its Struggle to Protect Traditional Homelands and to Assert the People’s Inherent and Treaty Rights Written by Administrator    Friday, 14 October 2011 09:48 For Immediate Release Thunder Bay, October 11, 2011 – Matawa First Nations Chiefs are joining the growing number of voices calling […]

KI protects watershed and sets Consultation Protocol through referendum

On July 5 KI voted overwhelmingly in favour of protecting our entire watershed from all industry activity, and approving the KI Consultation Protocol which sets out how KI consent will be given prior to any decision being made affecting our KI’s lands and resources.

KI calls on McGuinty to stop mining exploration on sacred burials

KI Chief Donny Morris is urgently calling on Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to intervene to stop mining exploration activity on a sacred KI ancestral burial site.  Mining exploration company God’s Lake Resources has staked new claims in violation of KI’s well publicized moratorium and has worked the site in spite of being informed that multiple […]

Repeating the past: KI in mining battle on traditional land

http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2011/10/13/repeating-past-ki-mining-battle-traditional-land_21927 Repeating the past: KI in mining battle on traditional land Thursday October 13, 2011 Shawn Bell – Special to Wawatay Newa The fight over mineral exploration on traditional Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) lands is threatening to erupt into direct action. God’s Lake Resources said it will ignore an eviction notice issued by KI, but community […]