How a conflict over wild ricing on Pigeon Lake is drawing attention to Indigenous rights and traditional foods.
Ennismore, Ontario – Owners of cottages near Canada’s Pigeon Lake have a bone to pick with James Whetung.
For years, Whetung has been seeding the lake with wild rice. He harvests the crop and then sells packaged products through his company, Black Duck Wild Rice. But some cottage owners aren’t happy.
‘We have the small percentage of clean water that’s left in this world here in this area’
CBC News, Aug 5, 2015
A group of First Nations activists in Treaty 3 territory in northwestern Ontario are walking 125 kilometres of the proposed Energy East pipeline route to demonstrate their opposition to TransCanada’s plan to convert the natural gas pipeline to transport oil.
The walk began at Eagle Lake First Nation, near Dryden, Ont., on Monday and is expected to arrive at Shoal Lake 39 First Nation, west of Kenora, Ont. on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry
Ontario government has cleared the way for logging to resume near Grassy Narrows First Nation
CBC News, March 16, 2015
Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation will be in Kenora, Ont., today to take part in a protest rally being held to show the First Nations continuing opposition to logging in the Whiskey Jack Forest.
Grassy Narrows spokesperson Randy Fobister said the protest will be will be a peaceful one. “It’s pretty much a rally,” he said. Read the rest of this entry
Anishinaabeg and fellow Energy East pipeline resisters made a presence inside and outside Lakeside Inn on Tuesday, Aug. 12 for TransCanada’s second Kenora, Ont., open house.
This time, the people weren’t interested in hearing TransCanada’s “information session” pitch. The tradeshow set-up had booths, corporate fact-sheets, and enough staff for one-on-one interactions to keep concerned citizens unaware of each other’s objections to the proposed Energy East pipeline.
Help Anishinabek youth in Southern Ontario come together to receive elder-guided spiritual training on our path to decolonization! Read the rest of this entry