Recently, I attended the Gathering of Mesoamerican Peoples where I heard this,  “Faced with the threat that the mining industry represents in Mesoamerica, we call out to the peoples and communities of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Canada … Continued

Northern Voices-Northern Waters With temperatures in the mid-minus 30’s and with the water underneath a blanket of snow and ice, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) provided a warm and welcoming reception as they hosted members of the Forum … Continued

Approximately eleven (11) months after Bill 173- the Mining Amendment Act, 2009 received Royal Assent on October 28, 2009, Bill 191-the Far North Act, 2010 went into third (3rd) reading in the Ontario legislature on September 23, 2010, amidst continued … Continued

It has been a couple of months since the last entry and a lot has happened and not happened throughout Noopemig. The last entry reported that a Ring of Fire Coordinator was to be appointed who is to find the … Continued

On December 17, 2009, Premier Dalton McGuinty wrote a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking that “the Government of Canada reconsider its position in response to the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.(UNDRIP)” In September of … Continued

While all sides are claiming victory, it is only fitting that negotiations took place to close this chapter of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) – Platinex – Ontario conflict in much the same way this saga began; at the exclusion of the membership … Continued

I recently heard an Elder say that we, as the First Peoples, were given resources by the Creator from which we can make a living. He said, “God gave us resources to use from our lands. Our people did commercial … Continued

I received an email from “Northshorewoman” regarding my blog-entry on the Mining Act receiving Royal Assent. The email reads as follows: “I can see that there will be a lot of problems ahead such as, although it is definitely an … Continued

Approximately six months after it was first introduced into the Ontario Legislature, Bill 173, An Act to amend the Mining Act, received Royal Assent on October 28, 2009. Upon introducing Bill 173 for third reading, Minister of Northern Development, Mines … Continued

October 24, 2009 was the International Day of Climate Action and I was invited by the Lakehead University Student Union Sustainability Commissioner, Alex Boulet, to participate in a rally at Waverly Park in Thunder Bay. The rally was one of 5200 events held … Continued