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This project is to invite three Cree youth (from the group of walkers, including the Youth Grand Chief of the Cree Nation) to present at the CINSA (Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association) Conference about their walking experiences in 2014 and reflections on environmental stewardship and sustainability. The CINSA conference will be hosted by Concordia University in June 2015 with an expected 250 attendees.

In November and December 2014, a group of Cree youth walked over 800km from Mistissini in Northern Quebec to Montreal where they delivered the message to the Quebec government that they oppose the development of uranium mining on their traditional territories. (For information on the walk you can visit their website at http://standagainsturanium.com/march/). These individuals have therefore developed an advanced reflection on their personal and collective worldviews related to the natural environment and the role of mining in it.

Years funded: 2014-15

Amount allocated: $450.00

Project leader: Kristine Franks

E-mail: kristy.franks@gmail.com

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