RELEASE: Ontario labour movement warns of Ipperwash in the making

Canada’s largest labour federation is demanding that Ontario respect Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Nation’s moratorium to protect their burials and sacred lands from desecration by mining exploration.  Ontario has allowed exploration company God’s Lake Resources to stake claims directly on top of sacred KI burials.

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KI and Ontario Joint Panel Talks Breakdown

Talks between Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) and Ontario broke off today when Ontario was unable to provide any assurance that mining exploration by God’s Lake Resources (GLR) would stop while the proposed KI-Ontario joint panel meets. KI is requesting that Ontario immediately address the real risks to its sacred sites that the GLR project represents. (more…)

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…)