A BILL THAT IS 50 YEARS PAST DUE
INNU NATION TAKES ACTION AGAINST HYDRO-QUÉBEC
On October 6, 2020, Innu Nation 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
It's time for Hydro-Québec to pay its bill.
VOICES OF 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.
IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO INNU LANDS
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.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR INNU NATION
Hydro-Québec’s bill is 50 years past due.
MEDIA KIT AND RESOURCES
The construction of the Churchill Falls project destroyed
the Ancestral Lands of the Innu.
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…