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First Nation in Ontario wins injunction against gold drilling; Court orders consultation (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

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When citizens of the Wahgoshig First Nation spotted a drilling crew on their sacred burial site, they demanded to know what was going on.

The Wahgoshig, whose Algonquin reserve of 19,239 acres is near the Quebec border, say they were met with silence.

According to court records, the prospecting involves clearing 25 sq. metre pads, clearing forest, bulldozing access routes to the drilling sites and the transportation and storage of fuel and equipment.

The workers were from Solid Gold Resources Inc. that has a 200-square-kilometre prospect. The land they were on, says Wahgoshig band chief David Babin, is not part of the reserve but ...

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So much for “consultation” with Indian tribes (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

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The Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation (not to be confused with the federal United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) is putting on a conference on the future of the Great Lakes.  http://www.7thcircuitbar.org/index.cfm

Regrettably, and sadly, the conference agenda does not include any Indians (as far as I can tell) or the official participation of any Indian nations and governments.

The purpose of the conference would seem to mandate the inclusion of native peoples and governments from Canada and the United States.

“A program examining the legal and policy issues facing the Great Lakes with 15 prestigious faculty from both the United ...

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Federal consultation with tribal nations (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

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Under several provisions of federal and international law, the United States has a duty to consult with tribal governments and Indian peoples before engaging in conduct or making decisions that might impact tribal rights and properties.

This is a very sore lpoint in the United States thta despite legal requirements, the U.S. and federal agencies often proceed to decisionmaking and actions that do impact tribal rights without prior consultation. Or, in many instances the federal bureaucrats consider that they have “consulted” with tribes when they tell tribes what the federal agency is about to do.

Similar problems exist in Canada ...

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United States consultation policy with Indian Nations (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

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An important part of the relationship between the United States and the Indian Nation governments is the interplay and consultation between these entities. The U.S. has charged itself with trustee responsibilities for many tribal and individual Indian assets as a result of the long history of federal Indian policies.

Most tribes and Indians are very disappointed, however, on how the U.S. carries out its duties to fully and completely consult with Indians before many federal decisions that impact very important tribal and Indian interests and rights.

The Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Indian ...

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