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Monday May 2nd & Thursday May 5th
Phone : (418) 521-3911
Fax : (418) 643-4143, and
Email: ministre at mddep.gouv.qc.ca
Who? Thomas Mulcair, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment & Parks
Why? Within the next few weeks, he makes the final decision on the project!
In solidarity with the community of Kanehsatake, Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement is urging all allies to participate in a coordinated phone, fax and email campaign against Niocan Inc.’s proposed niobium mine that is moments way from being developed within traditional Kanien:keha’ka territory. A loud and clear message must be sent to Mulcair, in his final hours of deliberation, that the municipality of Oka had no right to sell lands traditional to the Peoples of Kanehsatake, and the poisoning of Kanien:keha’ka land, water, animals and Peoples is clearly unacceptable to
many, and will not be tolerated. On Monday May 2nd especially, and on Thursday May 5th, let Mulcair know he will have no peace unless their is justice for the community of Kanehsatake. Refuse Niocan! Resist Environmental Racism! Reject Canadian Colonialism!
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