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James Bay Cree Nation begins anti-uranium campaign
The James Bay Cree Nation has launched a new website and social media campaign called "Standing Against Uranium." The site, located at <http://www.standagainsturanium.com>, and the campaign are intended to communicate the organization's opposition to uranium development in the region of Eeyou Istchee, QC. The website offers information about the risks associated with uranium mining, as well as a forum for public discussion and the sharing of photographs and videos.
"We're excited to launch Standagainsturanium.com and #standagainsturanium," said Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come. "The Cree Nation has been vocal about our opposition to uranium mining, and this is another step in our campaign to ensure that our voices are heard and that our lands are protected. We have said from the start that once Quebecers learned the true facts about uranium, they will join with the Cree Nation in our stand against uranium. Uranium development is incompatible with Cree values, culture and way-of-life. While much has changed over the years, we Crees continue to live off the land, to practice our traditional lifestyle and to pass these traditions on to our children. Respect for the land is the cornerstone of our way-of-life."