Neskantaga

Podcast: Canadaland takes on Neskantaga & the Ring of Fire

By Andrea Palframan / December 14, 2021 /

This Canadaland podcast episode is worth a listen all the way through: hear host Ryan McMahon and guest Pam Palmater chew the fat over the erasure of Indigenous rights in the Ontario Conservative party’s rush to develop the

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Who are the Neskantaga?

By Andrea Palframan / December 1, 2021 /

A people united, determined, and committed to protecting their lands and water Many of you will remember the hunger strike by Chief Theresa Spence, who camped out on Parliament Hill for 6 weeks to draw attention to the drinking water crisis in Ontario’s north. That was 2013.  Here we are, in 2021, and despite speeches,…

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A searing open letter: Anishinaabe leaders call out Ontario over Ring of Fire violations

By Andrea Palframan / December 1, 2021 /

Three First Nation chiefs from the James Bay region are collectively taking Premier Doug Ford to task for his ‘hop-on-the-bulldozer, myself’ enthusiasm to see industrial development in the Ring of Fire.

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Stand with Neskantaga this Giving Tuesday!

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 30, 2021 /

November 30th is Giving Tuesday, and we are honoured to be spotlighting Neskantaga Nation.  This northern Ontario Nation’s brave stance against the breakneck Ring of Fire mining expansion is an inspiring story of how one Indigenous community is upholding Anishinabe stewardship principles in the face of reckless development.  Having launched their legal challenge just last…

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BREAKING! Neskantaga launches Ring of Fire action.

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 24, 2021 /

Neskantaga Nation has launched a legal challenge to push back against reckless mining development in the Ring of Fire. Though the Neskantaga community has been without clean drinking water for over 25 years, Ontario is rushing to approve road-building and mineral exploration permits along the Attawapiskat River in the James Bay region of northern Ontario. …

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Water is Life: Stand with Neskantaga

By Andrea Palframan / March 29, 2021 /

Neskantaga First Nation live in one of the more remote — and spectacular — parts of northern Ontario, on the shores of Attawapiskat Lake. It’s a region ironically rich in freshwater and possibly the largest intact boreal forest remaining in the world. But, because of government neglect and mismanagement, the community has recently passed a grim milestone: it’s been 9500 days without clean water flowing to the 357 people that call this place home.

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