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Dishonour of the Crown

The Ontario Resource Regime in the Valley of the Kiji Sibi

by Paula Sherman, introduction by Leanne Simpson

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native american studies, environmental, mining
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The territory of the Omàmìwinini (Algonquin) peoples of southern Ontario is rich with natural resources. Yet for more than four centuries, the Algonquin have been economically and politically marginalized, while corporate and foreign interests profited from their land. In 2006, one community discovered that 26,000 acres had been staked for uranium exploration-land they never surrendered to the Crown through any treaty or negotiations. Facing a development process that included no consultation nor environmental assessment the Algonquin people began working with a broad-based coalition to oppose the project. The government and the exploration company have never provided scientific or scholarly evidence that the uranium project is safe. The community began telling its side of the story and conducting its own research--some of which you are holding in your hands.

About the Authors

Paula Sherman

Dr. Paula Sherman is Omàmìwinini and Family Head on Ka-Pishkawandemin, the traditional Council from Ardoch. She is also an assistant professor in Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.
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Leanne Simpson

Leanne Betasomosake Simpson is a writer, traditional storyteller, and a spoken-word artist of Michi Saagiig Mishnaabeg ancestry and is a memeber of Alderville First Nation. She holds a PhD from the Univeristy of Manitoba, and most recently taught in the PhD Progam in Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Leanne is the author of several books and scholarly articles, and the 2012 winner of Briarpatch magazine's Writing from the Margins competition for short fiction.
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Editorial Review

Sherman's Dishonour The Crown is an impassioned description of one community's unfinished battle. It is also an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the nuclear component of Ontario's new Green Energy Act and should be read by anyone with an investment in our shared future.

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