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 assert its jurisdiction, care for the land and protect and honour sacred landscapes and graves of our ancestors. That is why we went to jail in the past and that is why we will defend our lands in the future.” he said.
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.
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.
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 KI including Ontario Federation of Labour, Earthroots, Greenpeace, Council of Canadians, and the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario.