First Nations level racist charges against mining association –

by NationTalk on November 8, 2012655 Views

Wahgoshig First Nation Chief David Babin and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno are calling on the province to withdraw its support of the Ontario Prospectors Association (OPA) and an industry fringe group for what they term a campaign of “racism” against First Nations.

“Representatives of this radical association of junior mining groups has waged a racist media campaign against the Wahgoshig First Nation, who are taking a legal and principled position to defend their treaty and Aboriginal rights, as well as ensuring that Ontario meets its obligations on the duty to consult in good faith,” said Grand Chief Yesno in a Nov. 7 statement.

Babin and NAN were outraged by a presentation made by Darryl Stretch, president of Solid Gold Resources, at the Ontario Exploration and Geoscience Symposium in Sudbury on Nov.7.

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