Matawa Chiefs lend support to forestry lawsuit against province

TB Newswatch
October 7, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

THUNDER BAY – Chiefs with the Matawa First Nations tribal council have lent their support to Treaty 9 First Nations in their lawsuit against the province over the degradation of the boreal forest.  The Matawa Chief’s Council issued a statement on Friday in support of the lawsuit filed by Brunswick House, Chapleau Cree, and Missinabie Cree Nation earlier this week.  The lawsuit is seeking to stop what is being referred to as “the degradation of the boreal forest” and to correct historical impacts and revenue compensation for forestry and industrial activity on territorial lands.  The three First Nations allege the province is focused on wood production and the interests of the forest industry, not the health and sustainability of the forest ecosystem upon which First Nation communities depend.

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