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How province pressured 6 First Nations to accept Sisson mine deal

maliseet-sisson-mineMadawaska chief says Maliseet felt threatened with loss of tax deals if they didn’t surrender on mine

By Jacques Poitras, CBC News, Feb 13, 2017

A Maliseet First Nations chief says the New Brunswick government threatened to cancel lucrative tax deals with her band and other Indigenous communities if they didn’t sign an agreement on the Sisson mine. Read the rest of this entry

Maliseet First Nations ‘dismayed’ by Sisson Mine approval

Maliseet sisson mine mapNew Brunswick needed to accommodate aboriginal rights before approving EIA, says lawyer

CBC News, Dec 16, 2015

A lawyer representing the six Maliseet First Nations in New Brunswick says the communities are “dismayed” to hear the province has issued environmental impact assessment approval to the Sisson Mine project before concluding aboriginal accommodation discussions with them.

“It was sudden and in our view, it was premature,” said Dominique Nouvet in an interview on Information Morning Fredericton on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry