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Ardoch Algonquin and Shabot Obaadjiwan Nations Continue to Stop Uranium Mine

Since the morning of June 29, the Ardoch Algonquin and the Shabot Obaadjiwan Nations have taken to physically being on their land to stop a proposed uranium mine, in what is likely both the most under-reported action of the June 29 Day of Action and the one with the biggest impact. They are situated just north of Sharbot Lake, which itself is north of Kingston. On Monday a court order was issued that ordered everyone to leave the site and open it up to Frontenac Ventures, and it is at this point unclear what the Ontario Provincial Police will do next. Frontenac Ventures wants to clearcut and strip-mine the land so it can exploit uranium.

Today I spoke with retired Ardoch Algonquin chief Robert Lovelace, who spoke with me on a cell phone at the site. He talks of the cultural, social, emotional, and ecological risks posed by the proposed uranium mine, as well as their quite amazing relationship with the surrounding non-native people. Robert is an excellent speaker, the only downside is the quality of the recording. Such is the nature of cell phone interviews through community radio stations. Enjoy. If you can get to the site, or if you want to find a way to donate supplies or money, you can call Robert at (613) 279-1327.

Download 19:17 Recorded on August 29, 2007