Chief Cornelius Wabasse
Chief of Webequie First Nation
Chief of Webequie First Nation. Webequie is a Treaty 9 First Nation and is the closest First Nation to the proposed Ring of Fire mineral development in northern Ontario.
If Ring of Fire development is to be successful, the question should not be whether the development is happening fast enough. It should be whether the process is taking place based on a foundation of recognition and respect for Webequie First Nation and the other Indigenous nations who call this land home. No longer can our Treaty be ignored and violated. New agreements cannot be reached while existing ones are treated as if they don't exist.
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