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 and the conflict over protection of our burials and sacred landscape remains unresolved.
Gods Lake Resources (GLR) has announced that they plan to hire private security for their drill program on KI lands known to have sacred burials. Minister
Bartolucci recently wrote to KI saying that GLR may try to access KI land this month. Chief Morris is warning police that KI is mobilizing and says he is afraid this is going to escalate. (more…)