NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHEE (Quebec), Nov. 7, 2014 /CNW/ – The James Bay Cree Nation has today launched the People’s Board, the latest addition to its website and social media campaign #StandAgainstUranium. The People’s Board is an online platform where Crees and the broader public can share their opinions, post photos and videos, and demonstrate their support for the Cree Nation’s stand against uranium.
“I encourage all members of our nation, and particularly Cree youth, to visit the People’s Board at StandAgainstUranium.com and share their views about uranium mining in Eeyou Istchee,” stated Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come. “The youth have played a large role in keeping uranium exploration and mining off our land. Cree youth have lots to say, and I encourage you all to make your voices heard on the People’s Board.”
“Uranium development in Eeyou Istchee is truly an intergenerational issue because it will have lasting impacts on the Cree for generations to come. For this reason, uranium is an issue of great concern to Cree youth,” added Youth Grand Chief Joshua Iserhoff. “The youth in our communities are very active on social media. The Cree Nation has created the People’s Board to provide another platform for our youth to express themselves about uranium mining on this land that we love and respect.”
The #StandAgainstUranium campaign has been launched by the Cree Nation as the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) continues its hearings on the future of the uranium industry in Quebec. The public will have the opportunity to make submissions during the third and final phase of the BAPE’s hearings in November andDecember 2014.
For more information, and to join the Cree Nation’s stand against uranium, please visit:
SOURCE: The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)
For further information: Bill Namagoose, Executive Director, Telephone: (613) 761-1655, Cellular: (613) 725-7024; Me Jessica Orkin, Legal counsel, Cellular: (514) 260-2622
ARTICLE SOURCE: CNW Newswire