Tell Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty: Respect Native Land Rights Now!
Without consent or consultation, God's Lake Resources Inc. trespassed on Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) lands in northern Ontario and is threatening to drill on a sacred KI burial ground. The KI community is saying NO to God's Lake Resources, just as the community opposed mining exploration by Platinex in 2008 and De Beers in 2010.
It’s important that we stand with the KI. Not only has the Canadian government repeatedly chosen to ignore Indigenous communities' right to free, prior, and informed consent when it comes to industrial and extractive industries operating on their lands, but it has actually sought to press criminal charges against Indigenous leaders who stood up for their communities’ rights. Find more info and view a video message from KI Chief Danny Morris.
Tell Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Minister of of Northern Development and Mines, Rick Bartolucci, to respect the KI community’s rights and stop God’s Lake Resources from mining the KI’s land.