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Innu council campaigns against Plan Nord

CBC News

Raphael Picard, the Chief of the Pessamit Innu band council says the Quebec government's plan for development in the north of the province, known as Plan Nord, violates the rights of aboriginal people.


Proud of son, but he's wrong: MP's mom

CBC News

The mother of the newly elected MP for Labrador says she was delighted to see him elected this week, even though she vehemently disagrees with his stand on the proposed Lower Churchill hydroelectric development.

"I'm so happy," said Elizabeth Penashue, a veteran Innu activist whose son, Peter Penashue, took the former Liberal stronghold for the Conservatives in Monday's election.

"I'm very proud because this is a first-time Innu [MP who will] work with the government."


Quebec Innu reject hydro deal

Postmedia News, Marianne White

QUEBEC — A Quebec Innu community has rejected a multi-million dollar deal with Hydro-Quebec that could jeopardize the massive $6.5-billion Romaine River hydroelectric project.

The Innu of Uashat Mani-Utenam, on Quebec's north shore, voted 59.2 per cent against a $125-million deal with the utility on Friday night. The deal had been reached in January by the band council, which recommended its adoption.

Innu chief George-Ernest Gregoire said in a statement Friday the council will have to consider its options following the vote.


Innu negotiations hit a wall

Innu negotiations hit a wall

 Tuesday April 5, 2011

Negotiations on a ground breaking treaty with three Innu communities in Quebec have come to a halt on after the chief Innu negotiator steps down. Susan speaks with Clifford Moar. He is the chief of the Masteuiash First Nation and the chief responsible for the negotiations.


Innu Elder, Elizabeth Penashue, Walks in Defense of the Land

On October 12, 2009, Elizabeth Penashue, Innu elder and activist, will be leading a week-long walk to Gull Island from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador (Canada). The route of the walk follows the Mitsa-Shipu (Churchill River), and highlights the need to protect the land and her people from the proposed Lower Churchill Hydro Project. This development project would mean the construction of two hydroelectric dams on Innu territory, causing vast environmental devastation, as well as irreparable loss of Innu land, history and culture.


Innu negotiations hit a wall

Innu negotiations hit a wall

 Tuesday April 5, 2011

Negotiations on a ground breaking treaty with three Innu communities in Quebec have come to a halt on after the chief Innu negotiator steps down. Susan speaks with Clifford Moar. He is the chief of the Masteuiash First Nation and the chief responsible for the negotiations.


Innu Elder, Elizabeth Penashue, Walks in Defense of the Land

On October 12, 2009, Elizabeth Penashue, Innu elder and activist, will be leading a week-long walk to Gull Island from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador (Canada). The route of the walk follows the Mitsa-Shipu (Churchill River), and highlights the need to protect the land and her people from the proposed Lower Churchill Hydro Project. This development project would mean the construction of two hydroelectric dams on Innu territory, causing vast environmental devastation, as well as irreparable loss of Innu land, history and culture.


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