Mining projects in Schefferville: Newfoundland and Labrador government undermining Innu rights

The Innu communities of Matimekush-Lac John and of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, supported by the member communities of the Innu Strategic Alliance, are undertaking concrete actions to have their rights respected and to make the governments understand that no mining development is to take place on the territory without prior consent of the Innu people. Legal recourse is also among the measures considered by the Innu to have their rights respected and to emphasize that any and all development requires their prior consent. Moreover, a letter of demand was sent on May 21, 2010 by Burchells, LLP to the Government of Canada, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and to Labrador Iron Mines Ltd. (LIM), to express the opposition of the Innu of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam and the family of Agn├Ęs McKenzie to the mining project planned by LIM near Schefferville and the imminence of legal proceedings. London-listed Anglesey Mining plc is the biggest shareholder in LIM.