Two Canadian aboriginal communities have filed a C$900 million (US$877 million) lawsuit against a Rio Tinto subsidiary, the Iron Ore Company of Canada (ICO), claiming that more than a half century of  mining has disrupted their traditional way of life. They say that: “While Rio Tinto is anxious to uphold its image as a model corporate citizen…the Uashaunnuat and MLJ can attest that, in their own experience, these are nothing but empty words. [The company] has undertaken all of its projects without the consent of the Uashaunnuat and MLJ, in violation of our rights”.