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KI Taking a Stand to Protect Homelands

by NationTalk on November 7, 2007984 Views

November 2, 2007

From: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Ontario

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug is a small, remote, far northern Ontario First Nation being sued by Platinex Inc. junior mining exploration company for $10 billion. The province issued licences and permits to Platinex Inc. for exploration and drilling without notifying or consulting with Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. It also gave the company special exemptions for required work on their mining claims. The community told the mining company it was not welcome in their customary homelands. Platinex sued Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. The costs of the legal proceedings have bankrupted the community and they can no longer afford the Ontario justice system. Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug have taken their only recourse and moved out onto their customary homelands from which they acquire their sustenance.Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug has issued this statement in response to an Ontario court ordered notification schedule from Platinex. The schedule calls for commencement of activities November 2nd and continuing through July 2008 for Phase One of its drilling program in KI’s customary homelands.

“The Peoples of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug don’t want Platinex or their consultants in our community. They are not welcome here. They should also know that the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug are practicing their traditional activities on the site, in their customary homelands, at the present time.”

For further information contact:

Samuel McKay , (807) 537-2263
Bruce Sakakeep, Lands and Environment Director, (807) 537-2614

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