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Niobium may be used to strengthen steel, but many Kanesatake Mohawks blame it for weakening their land and water.
For over the past decade, a company called Niocan has attempted to reopen a dormant niobium mine in Kanesatake territory. Now, a new mining company called Eco-Niobium says technology has made it safe to mine niobium again.
The band council’s decision to hold an information session about reopening the mine sparked a heated protest.
Tom Fennario has more.