Last Wednesday, after a meeting with heads of government, health officials, police, and even the local fire department, Joe Dicker sat down and wrote a letter asking people to stay out of his town. The AngajukKak (or mayor) of Nain asked that anyone planning on coming to town—which sits on the north coast of Labrador in Nunatsiavut—to please consider the nature of their visit. If it wasn’t absolutely necessary, he asked that they “stay away.” The next day, the Nunatsiavut government issued its own directive, asking that all non-essential travel to and between Labrador’s Inuit communities be cancelled. “Pandemics have had catastrophic impacts in Nunatsiavut in the past, and all efforts must be taken to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus to all Labrador Inuit communities,” the release said. Nunatsiavut is under the same public health emergency as the rest of Newfoundland and Labrador, as officials scramble to…
The management of methylmercury risk at Muskrat Falls and Lake Melville shows us that colonialism is still very much alive in Canada.
Heather Campbell’s “Methylmercury” is now part of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s contemporary Inuit art collection. The Rigolet-born artist is also selling prints to raise money for the Labrador Land Protectors.
Premier’s comments on food security in Canada’s north “totally hypocritical,” says jailed NunatuKavut Elder and land protector.
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.
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.
Demands have not changed; RCMP confirms reinforcements arriving; hunger strikes add urgency to meeting with government.
We have all learned something important from the courage of Labradorians
Land protectors storm site, win temporary halt to flooding.
Crown energy corporation issues injunction against land protectors that leads to violent arrest, as NunatuKavut breathes fire into growing grassroots movement.
Dozens prevent workers from entering Muskrat Falls site, vow to keep fighting after being served injunction.
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.
Boondoggle hydro project could see Labrador go its own way from Newfoundland.
“This is not the time to be sitting on a fence,” says grassroots organizer who wants Muskrat Falls stopped.
Mayor says if Nalcor tries to bring transformers for Muskrat Falls through the town’s port, residents will do “whatever it takes” to stop them.
Elected officials need to step up.
Labrador land protector Denise Cole and others confronted environment minister Perry Trimper following a peaceful ‘die in’ protest in St. John’s Tuesday.
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.