Mining firm receives ‘stones of shame’ from Quebec Innu

The chiefs of two Innu communities in northern Quebec took an unusual action Wednesday in the middle of downtown Montreal.

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The chiefs of two Innu communities in northern Quebec took an unusual action Wednesday in the middle of downtown Montreal.

The chiefs come from communities more than a 1,000 kilometres northeast of Montreal. They came to the head office of the Iron Ore Company to return gifts they received from them in 1970: two very heavy iron stones.

Now they call them “stones of shame” for the destruction to their land caused by the mining company over the last 60 years and for ignoring Innu rights by refusing to sign an impact benefit agreements.

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