Posted by: Bob Payne | April 29, 2011

Constance Lake First Nation looking to stop drilling

Constance Lake First Nation wants a court injunction to stop mineral exploration drilling in its traditional territory. “This land is at the core of our cultural and spiritual being as a people,” said Constance Lake Chief Arthur Moore. “We are deeply concerned that drilling and other exploration activity will cause irreparable harm to our cultural sites, our rights, and our relationship to the land.” The community filed the court motion seeking to stop mineral exploration company Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. from doing further exploration drilling in the an area northwest of Hearst.

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