KI Beats GLR, calls for resumption of government to government talks

 KI is calling for resumption of government to government talks in the month of June in the wake of the Ontario buyout of God’s Lake Resources mining claims and leases in the KI sacred landscape at Sherman Lake. “The decision is bittersweet,” said Chief Donny Morris.  “KI has a sacred duty under KI Law to […]

Province to pay miner $3.5 M to leave claims

Province to pay miner $3.5 M to leave claims First Nation said God's Lake Resources was working on burial grounds CBC News Posted: Mar 29, 2012 3:39 PM ET Facebook 70 Twitter 2   Share 72 Email Related Stories Chief sets up camp to protect burial grounds Conflict, confusion over provincial mining claims The Ontario […]

God’s Lake and KI First Nation in escalating impasse

  26 March 2012 Northern Miner Vancouver – The Ontario government’s move to ban mining and mineral exploration on a large swath of northern Ontario looks to have done little to diffuse tensions between the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation and junior explorer God’s Lake Resources (GLR-C). On March 2, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines quietly announced […]

KI calls on OSC to investigate whether GLR misled investors

KI, supported by four environmental groups, is calling on the Ontario Securities Commission to investigate whether Gods Lake Resources misled its investors in their securities filings.  The junior exploration company appears not to have informed its investors that they are exploring in an area subject to KI's highly publicized moratorium on industry. 

KI Lands releases new video on defending KI Homeland

This new video was created by the KI Lands and Environment Unit and Praxis Pictures with support from Earthroots.  It features interviews with KI leaders and excellent photographs by award winning documentary photographer Allan Lissner.

Support building for KI Stance. Anglicans and NDP speak out.

Major organizations are piling on in support of KI's campaign to stop Gods Lake Resources from desecrating KI sacred areas.  Today NDP MPP asked pointed questions of Mining Minister Bartolucci, and recently the Anglican Primate wrote to Ontario urging them to respect KI's right to say no.  Over 36 organizations have pledged their support for […]

Chief Morris goes to Sherman Lake to Guard against GLR

KI Chief Morris challenges Bartolucci to come to KI and agree to permanent solution for KI Homeland

Yesterday the Ontario government unilaterally withdrew 23,181 sq km of land in KI Homeland from mining exploration in response to KI’s longstanding decision to place a full moratorium on industry in our Indigenous Homeland.  However, the claims and leases at the heart of KI’s conflict with Gods Lake Resources (GLR) are unaffected by ON’s move […]

Ontario bans mining on land near First Nation

Current claim still poses threat to Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug burial grounds CBC News Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:20 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 5, 2012 11:34 AM ET     The province of Ontario has removed 23,000 square kilometres of land near Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation from future mining claims. The government said on Sunday that […]

PDAC 2012: Ontario tries to avoid PR disaster with First Nations

Peter Koven  Mar 5, 2012 – 8:19 AM ET Miners in Ontario already are well familiar the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation community. A few years ago, six of their members were arrested when they opposed a company called Platinex Ltd. that wanted to explore on their lands. Platinex received $5-million from the Ontario government […]