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Nunatsiavut says wetland capping deadline was intentionally missed – The Western Star

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201940 Views

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says if the handling of his government’s concern over methylmercury contamination at the Muskrat Falls reservoir “is what reconciliation is all about, then we want no part of it.”

The Indigenous government issued a scathing statement on Thursday, criticizing the provincial government and Premier Dwight Ball for not addressing Nunatsiavut’s concerns.

In the statement, Lampe gives a history of the events leading to the present day.

Lampe says the 11-hour meeting held on Oct. 25, 2016 was prompted by the “Make Muskrat Right” campaign. The meeting resulted in a commitment to establish the Independent Experts Advisory Committee (IEAC), which involved representatives of Nunatsiavut, Innu Nation, NunatuKavut Community Council and the federal, provincial, and municipal governments to study and address issues around the Muskrat Falls project for Indigenous peoples.

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