In the Nord-du-Quebec, the EU ‘s cries on Friday reiterated their strong opposition in their territory to uranium mining.
This opposition movement is particularly intense towards the Matoush uranium project in the Otish Mountains, 210 kilometers northeast of Mystic. The uranium content of the site is considered to be the highest in the world.
The project, originally undertaken by Strataco Resources Inc., is located in the Cree Nation of Mysticine family hunting territory and on top of two large watersheds that supply water to the entire EU island region.
“The social acceptability of the development projects proposed for Cree Nation and EBU’s Cree Nation has been identified as a fundamental element of the strong country-to-country relationship between Cree Nation and Quebec,” he said. Great Chief Abel Bosom was announced in a press release on Friday.
In 2013, the Quebec Environment Minister did not authorize Stratco to go ahead with its sophisticated exploration program, citing a lack of clear and decisive social acceptance for the Matoush mine project from the Cree community.
“People, and especially the young population, have played a crucial role in Mycenae’s awareness and action on the dangers posed by uranium mining in Eo Istchi,” said Mysticini head Thomas Niposh.
The territories of the Cree Nation of Eo Isti are to the north of the Abbtb-Temiscomming.