Indigenous communities demand share of Hydro-Quebec profit


The Innu and Atikamekw are joining forces to oppose Hydro Quebec development in Cote abord.

More than 30 per cent of the province’s hydro development is carried out on traditional Indigenous territory.

Wemotaci, a First Nation on the north shore of the Saint-Maurice River, and Pessamit, a First Nation and Innu community on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, say they want a seat at the bargaining table – and a share of hydro profits.

They’re even threatening to interfere in an upcoming project to underscore their demands.

Reporter / Montreal

Lindsay was born and raised on the unceded territory of Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), and joined APTN News as a Quebec correspondent in 2019. While in university, she collaborated on a multiplatform project about the revitalization of the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language to commemorate the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Before APTN Lindsay worked at the Eastern Door, CTV Montreal and the Montreal Gazette.