Indigenous rights

PODCAST: Algonquins of Barriere Lake vs. Big Mining

Recent legal victory may be only a temporary reprieve for community

Last month, in a victory for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, Quebec’s Superior Court rejected an appeal from Copper One Inc. against a government decision to deny the mining company a deforestation permit on provincial wildlife reserve La Vérendrye, located on unceded Indigenous territory.

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But is the ruling against Big Mining only a temporary reprieve for the community? In this conversation, journalist and activist Matt Cicero joins me to discuss his recent article Ricochet about the latest developments.

For more information on how to support the Algonquins of Barriere Lake go to barrierelakesolidarity.org and defendersoftheland.org.

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