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.

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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.

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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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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.

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