Neskantaga

10,000 days and counting: Neskantaga Nation copes with more than a quarter of a century on a boil water advisory.

By Karissa Chandrakate / June 21, 2022 /

As of Sunday June 19th 2022, Neskantaga First Nation has reached 10,000 days of a boil water advisory, meaning that they have no access to clean drinking water. This outrageous inequity has been persistent for 27 years. For the 25 year old Neskantaga First Nations member, Charla Moonias, having to boil water has been the…

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VIDEO: Treaty People’s Briefing

By Andrea Palframan / March 2, 2022 /

A video released by Mining Injustice powerfully frames the dilemma Neskantaga and neighbouring Anishinaabe Nations face when struggling to uphold their stewardship responsibilities and protect watersheds. Hear from Neskantaga’s chief Wayne Moonias and tap into vital community knowledge about the Ring of Fire. Video is by Friends of the Attawapiskat River Coalition : please visit…

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PETITION: Canada — Don’t smother the Breathing Lands

By RAVEN / March 1, 2022 /

At the end of 2021, RAVEN launched a new campaign to support Neskantaga Nation’s Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the “Ring of Fire.” With your amazing help, we have raised $84,000 for their legal challenge. Now, we’ve teamed up with Mining Watch Canada  to launch a petition that we hope you will sign, share, and…

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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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