QPIRG-McGill working group Barriere Lake Solidarity presents this special edition of Ecolibrium, featuring Barriere Lake community members speaking of their struggle for land and liberty.
Quebec has recently launched its massive Plan Nord, which aims to extract resources from the traditional territories of the Cree, Innu, Inuit and Naskapi. Native activists and their supporters are coming together to resist this neo-colonial threat.
Three hours north of Ottawa is one of the most militant First Nations on Turtle Island – Barriere Lake. The community has been non-violently resisting colonialism, and industrial capitalism for years. This spring, facing new threats by mining and logging companies, their campaign has regained momentum, and they are bringing their struggle to the back into the streets.
No mining, no forestry, no tourism without consultation.