MISTISSINI – ANISHINABEK – The Cree Nation Youth Council today launches the Stand Against Uranium solidarity march, to send a strong message to the Quebec government, that the Cree Nation opposes uranium development on their land, Eeyou Istchee. The march will also provide an opportunity for Quebeckers from across the province to show their support for the Crees’ stand.
The march departs from Mistissini on Sunday, November 23, after a send-off feast the night before. The Cree walkers plan to travel over 800 kilometres to Montreal, via Chibougamau, St. Felicien, the Laurentides Park and Quebec City. The march will arrive in Montreal on Monday, December 15, for the last day of the public hearings of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement’s (BAPE) on the uranium industry in Quebec.
“With this march, we the Cree youth are walking in the footsteps of our ancestors, to hand deliver the message of the Cree Nation as a whole,” Youth Chairman Joshua Iserhoff explained. “Our message is clear: we have said NO to uranium mining and exploration in Eeyou Istchee.”