Elder and land protector Eldred Davis, 66, has been imprisoned since July 21.
Photo obtained by The Independent reveals what one hydroelectric engineering expert says is a “very serious” problem for Nalcor and subcontractors working on the site.
As resistance to Muskrat Falls grew notably larger during Monday’s National Indigenous Day of Action, members of the grassroots movement to halt the project are calling out Indigenous leaders for their refusal to join the 11th hour protests.
“We were essentially told we are on our own.”
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.
$11.4 billion later and counting, Labrador’s controversial hydroelectric dam has done irreversible damage, say three locals who traveled up the Grand River to Muskrat Falls Wednesday. But the reservoir isn’t flooded yet.
“I love the fact that folks are speaking out about our lost services and our financial state, but I do feel we cannot call ourselves a compassionate people if we are not willing to stand up against Muskrat Falls.”
How I became convinced some important questions need to be answered about the North Spur.