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INNU NATION

A BILL THAT IS 50 YEARS PAST DUE

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THE INNU NATION OF LABRADOR TAKES ACTION AGAINST HYDRO-QUÉBEC

On October 6, 2020, the Innu Nation of Labrador filed a $4 billion claim against Hydro-Québec in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador as compensation for the illegal taking of their land in Labrador in 1969 to build the Churchill Falls Generating Station.

$4 BILLION CLAIM AGAINST
HYDRO-QUÉBEC

It's time for Hydro-Québec to pay its bill.

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VOICES OF THE INNU NATION

The flooding of Labrador Innu lands caused by the construction of the Churchill Falls hydroelectric project caused irreparable damage and immeasurable grief. Listen to two community members talk about the impact it had on their lands and their lives.

The Innu were never consulted by Hydro-Québec.

HYDRO-QUÉBEC’S ROLE

IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO INNU LANDS

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The damming of the Churchill River to create the power station caused more than 6,500 square kilometres of traditional Innu territory to be flooded, destroying their land, hunting grounds, traditions, and way of life.

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Hydro-Québec’s bill is 50 years past due.

MEDIA

MEDIA KIT AND RESOURCES

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SPEECH – GRAND CHIEF
AND DEPUTY GRAND CHIEF

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PRESS CONFERENCE
(OCTOBER 6, 2020)

The construction of the Churchill Falls project destroyed
the Ancestral Lands of the Innu.

STATEMENTS

IN THE WORDS OF THE LABRADOR INNU

Our first experience with industrial development was with the Churchill Falls power project. We were never consulted or compensated for this use of our land — in fact, we were never even told that below the dam the Churchill River would be reduced to a trickle, that Churchill Falls would cease to exist, and that our canoes, camps, trap lines, hunting grounds and our ancestors burial sites would be drowned forever by the Smallwood Reservoir…

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THE LATE DANIEL ASHINI

Former Grand Chief of the Innu Nation

DONNA PADDON (EN)
Kashkuan Communications
(709) 899-5799
MICHÈLE LAFOREST (FR)
Avenue Strategic Communications
(514) 970-9617

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