WENDAKE, QC, March 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Assembled in the Abenaki
community of Odanak on March 13 2013, the Chiefs of the AFNQL adopted a
resolution which strongly and definitively opposes the exploration and
exploitation of uranium.
"The exploration and exploitation of uranium constitute major and
irreversible health hazards to our populations, our territories and the
resources it contains. The First Nations have the most sacred duty to
protect their populations, their territories and their resources",
stated Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL.
"I also encourage all the First Nations to clearly and publicly
demonstrate their opposition to the exploration and exploitation of
uranium on their territories", concluded Chief Picard.
The AFNQL supports the coalition of more than 300 localities throughout
Quebec calling for a moratorium on the exploration and exploitation of
About the AFNQL
The AFNQL is the regional organization regrouping the 43 Chiefs of the
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. For information: www.apnql-afnql.com.
SOURCE: ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS OF QUEBEC AND LABRADOR
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