1. Deciding What Happens On Our Lands
We have the right to decide what happens on our lands.
2. Speaking for Ourselves
We have the right to know what changes the Cliffs, and other projects in the Ring of Fire, will bring to the land, waters and our way of life.
A Negotiated Environmental Assessment
We need to clearly understand the changes that the development of the Ring of Fire region will bring to the environment, our culture and way of life. The current Environmental Assessment process is a generic public process with no distinct or government-to-government engagement with the First Nations that will be affected by the proposed projects. We need a negotiated First Nations/Ontario/Canada environmental review process that is fair to our communities and ensures that potential impacts are fully and thoroughly considered before any project decisions are made. All who have something to say should be given an opportunity to speak and have their say in our own language, in our own communities.
3. Our Fair Share
We have the right to benefit, if after a full and thorough environmental assessment, we decide that the project is compatible with the Neskantaga goals and aspirations for our land.
A Framework for Benefits Revenue Sharing
Ontario has already agreed in principle that First Nations must to share fairly in the benefits of natural resource development in the Ring of Fire. In order for our communities to support the Ring of Fire, Canada and Ontario must make a serious financial commitment to address the social and economic disparities of our communities, and not just offer to train workers.
DownloadsEnvironment Canada, Why We Need a Panel
Neskantaga Creates Legal Uncertainty
The Road, 89 Crossings, 3 Major Rivers
Treaty No. 9 Moratorium Support Resolution
AFN, Project Requires Consent
Letter from Premier to Prime Minister
Mushkegowuk Promise Action on the Land