“Huge Team Effort” – Fort William First Nation Chief Morriseau

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Fort William First Nation Chief Georjann Morriseau
Georjann Morriseau - Fort William First Nation
Fort William First Nation Chief Georjann Morriseau
Fort William First Nation Chief Georjann Morriseau

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – “If this means what we think it means, Fort William First Nation is very happy,” stated Chief Georjann Morriseau. The cancellation of the FIT Contract on the Horizon Wind Farm on the Nor’Wester Mountain Escarpment was a “huge team effort” stated the Chief. “It showed the value of hard work and focused teamwork”.

Fort William First Nation has remained adamant that their members were not properly consulted on the project.

“This sends the message about treaty, about consultations and accomodation,” stated Morrisseau.

“This is quite the success for FWFN and surrounding communities. We will continue to pursue appropriate ministries to confirm the next steps. At this time it is highly unlikely the REA application will be approved or even go forward,” added the Chief. “This was a team effort from various supporters that we would like to send sincere thanks to such as the escarpment committee, Neebing township, Bill Mauro, Mike Gravelle and many others”.

And a special thank you to FWFN membership and leadership for your tireless efforts and support in protecting our treaty rights and the Loch Lomond watershed.

The Fort William First Nation Chief has stood firm in opposition to the Wind Farm over the past years. “The past year we have had to really up our efforts”.

Since the beginning of the process, Morriseau has stated that this is a “Nation to Nation consultation and that, Treaty trumps policy”.

Consultation Process

Treaty Rights and Responsibility

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