Research Discovery Week Five

After googling Robert Lovelace, uranium mining, human rights, a lot of websites came up. What I discovered was that Robert Lovelace was jailed for 6 months because he would not allow mining exploration on the land that he lives on without his permission. Chief Donny Morris of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) community, four councillors and one community member were also jailed along with Robert Lovelace. They have also been given huge additional fines.

“These Aboriginal leaders were not only protecting indigenous laws, they were also protecting the Canadian constitution as interpreted by the Supreme Court of Canada, which says that governments must consult with Aboriginal Nations before licensing mining exploration on their lands.” – http://climateandcapitalism.com/?p=386

This was exactly what we were talking about in class. There are rights set in place that are suppose to protect them, the Canadian constitution. It shocks me that these people were still arrested even though there are rights in place against treatment like this.

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