There have been significant developments on the Wiikwemkoong Land Claim. The Province’s Final Environmental Study Report under the Environmental Assessment Process was released today – see the attached documents (I apologize if you received these directly which you may do if you sent a letter to IAO in response to the Draft ESR). We were informed by the Province a little over a week ago that the report would be released and that it would not reference our agreement with the Wiikwemkoong addressing our concerns. This was a significant disappointment for us and we have had detailed discussions with the Province, the Wiikwemkoong and GBA over the last week on how best to proceed. There is a 45 day comment period on the Final ESR and we will be explaining the NGBA’s position on how to respond at the meeting. So please, attend if you can, this is an important milestone in the Wiikwemkoong Claim process, one which brings them one step closer to settling their claim.
We hope you’ll join us Sunday, August 4th for the NGBA Annual General Meeting and social gathering at the Canada House Conference Center, Killarney Mountain Lodge. Registration starts at 1:45 pm with a Call to Order at 2:00 pm. A reception to follow at 4:00 pm. Your RSVP is appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests are welcome!
Read documents here.