‘The destruction of the ecosystem that we have always enjoyed is a very painful history,’ chief says
A First Nation in the Northwest Territories is expecting to receive an apology from the federal government for the contamination of its land.
That’s according to Ed Sangris, chief of Dettah, N.W.T., who says the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) are expecting the process for an apology from the federal government, for the harms caused by contamination from the former Giant Mine, to begin in June.
A spokesperson for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada confirmed that the federal government has never apologized for the harm suffered by Indigenous people following the development and contamination of land caused by mining in the North. Continue Reading →