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Innu blockade Hydro-Quebec construction in northern Quebec

Innu blockade Hydro-Quebec construction near Natashquan, July 15, 2015.

Innu blockade Hydro-Quebec construction near Natashquan, July 15, 2015.

Innu protesters say Hydro-Québec is not respecting agreement it signed with the community

CBC News, July 16, 2015

Quebec’s Minister of Aboriginal Affairs is urging members of Natashquan’s Innu Community to stop their blockade near the La Romaine construction site.

The group of protesters set up a barricade Thursday near Havre-Saint-Pierre in eastern Quebec, about 200 kilometres east of Sept-Îles.

It says Hydro-Québec is not respecting an agreement it signed with the community before work on the hydroelectric project began.

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Plan Nord Be Dammed! Innu Resistance to Resource Exploitation

Innu reject Quebec government’s “North for all” plan

by Aaron Lakoff, Montreal Media Coop, January 17, 2013

The scene on Oct. 16, 2012, as Quebec police move to dismantle blockade. .

The scene on Oct. 16, 2012, as Quebec police move to dismantle blockade. .

SEPT-ÎLES, QC—Marie Louise Andre Mackenzie is an 86-year-old elder from the tiny town of Schefferville, Quebec. With deep and dignified wrinkles on her face, and a large smile, Mackenzie speaks in Innu-aimun. As she speaks, her granddaughter translates her words to French. Read the rest of this entry

Innu native blockade in northern Quebec

QMI AGENCY, October 16th, 2012

SEPT-ILES, QC – Provincial police stood poised Tuesday to break up a road blockade by Innu natives in northern Quebec.

Dissident Uashat-Maliotenam band members say they’ve been shut out of the province’s resource-development plan. Read the rest of this entry

Innu blockade Mining Company, Oppose ‘Plan Nord’

Blockade in Schefferville affects local mining companies

Innu blockade of mining in Sept. 2010.

Elizabeth Walters, Stockhouse, July 3, 2012

A blockade has been established by members of the local Innu first-nations community in Schefferville.

On Tuesday members of the Innu were blocking a main road to Labrador Mines Holdings Ltd., New Millenium Iron Corp. and several other mining companies in a protest against the Quebec resource development plan known as Plan Nord. Read the rest of this entry