Nalcor’s use of court injunctions and the government’s approval of RCMP deployment to quell resistance to Muskrat Falls are common tactics used to remove Indigenous people from their lands and facilitate resource development, says Shiri Pasternak.
Water levels in the Muskrat Falls reservoir have dropped 60 centimetres since a June 21 commitment from Nalcor that the water would be returned to levels that would “typically be seen at this time of year.”
Innu leaders confront Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett at Canada Day event in Toronto.
When it comes to Inuk land protector Beatrice Hunter’s shameful treatment, everyone is trying to pass the buck — including those who bear ultimate responsibility.
Inuk grandmother and land protector speaks out from Her Majesty’s Penitentiary.
Some say the premier must do more to understand the lived experiences of Indigenous people and communities in this province if he is sincere about reconciliation.
Locals debate whether, and how, to stop Muskrat Falls before any further damage is done.
Innu Elder Elizabeth Penashue is back outside the main gate of the Muskrat Falls hydro project following the flooding of one downstream community.
Amid claims of double standards, questions of politics, justice and reconciliation remain unanswered.
Land protectors and other members of Labrador’s grassroots not appeased by leaders’ agreement, revive protests and call for United Nations intervention.
More Innu join Muskrat Falls occupation, but leadership withholds endorsement.
Two hundred turn out for the biggest protest yet at Muskrat Falls, demand Nalcor and government halt construction until concerns adequately addressed.
Father, Inuk artist and North West River resident Billy Gauthier launches hunger strike to protect the land, water, animals and people downstream from Muskrat Falls, urges Labradorians to fight.
Simultaneous protests against Muskrat Falls and Nalcor planned for Labrador and St. John’s on Friday, with further actions in the works for Monday as part of a national Indigenous day of action.
As elders, river protectors and other concerned locals vow more direct actions, Labrador MP Yvonne Jones says she has alerted the Prime Minister of concerns as the federal government considers a loan guarantee to the province to finish construction of the controversial hydro project.
Former Innu leader Bart Jack says he wants the project shut down and is joining a group on a walk to the North Spur on Monday in an act of civil disobedience.
With first flooding of the Muskrat Falls reservoir only two weeks away, the Nunavut star throat singer says “everyone should be protesting.”
Anxiety rises in Labrador as the province and Nalcor ignore recommendations from scientists and Indigenous leaders to clear dam’s reservoir and minimize the threat of methylmercury poisoning in communities downstream.
We can and must cancel Muskrat Falls. It’s really our only hope.
“We can take a stand — in our presence, in our words, in our willingness to unite, in our willingness to understand why we are like we are and in the effort to decolonize and take our rightful place on and for our land.”