5 Maliseet chiefs want Sisson mine rejected – CBC

5 Maliseet chiefs want Sisson mine rejected – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2016254 Views

Apr 21, 2016

St. Mary’s, Tobique, Kingsclear, Oromocto, Madawaska chiefs respond to environmental assessment

The chiefs of five Maliseet First Nations in New Brunswick are calling for the proposed Sisson mine project to be rejected because of its impact on Maliseet people.

The chiefs of Kingsclear, Madawaska, Oromocto, St. Mary’s and Tobique First Nations issued a statement on Thursday in reaction to a federal study that said the proposed mine would have a “significant” impact on several communities.

The proposed mine would impact 1,253 hectares of land about 60 kilometres northwest of Fredericton that have been traditionally used for hunting, fishing and resource-gathering by the Tobique, Kingsclear, Woodstock and St. Mary’s communities.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/maliseet-chiefs-sisson-mine-reaction-1.3546347

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