Letters opposing ‘Zibi’ development from Algonquin Communities

August 17, 2015

Chief Kirby Whiteduck of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation recently published an Op-Ed in the Ottawa Citizen in which he wrote that “a small but vocal number of groups and individuals” have “come out speaking against the Zibi project, purportedly on behalf of the Algonquin-Anishinabe.” The Freeing the Falls and Its Islands group wishes to clarify that we have not claimed to speak for Algonquin people. We speak for ourselves. We acknowledge there is a diversity of opinion within Algonquin and other communities about the proposed ‘Zibi’ project. We want to see Algonquin voices in the mainstream media. We wish to point out that Chief Kirby Whiteduck speaks about his own community’s position, and does not speak for other Algonquin communities. When will the Citizen publish the views of the Algonquin individuals and communities who oppose ‘Zibi’? In the meantime, here are letters from Algonquin communities who are against ‘Zibi’:

– The Resolution from the Wolf Lake Band Council of the Hunter’s Point Community (PDF will load), 14 August 2015

-The Resolution from the Eagle Lake First Nation -Kipawa (PDF will load), 14 August 2015

More letters will be posted as we receive them

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