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Kanesatake Grand Chief says no to Energy East pipeline


The Grand Chief of the Mohawk community of Kanesatake says his nation officially opposes the Energy East Pipeline project.

Chief Serge “Otsi” Simon says no one from Kanesatake has been consulted on the Energy East pipeline project, which would run through their territory.

In a letter from the chief to the premiere of Quebec obtained by the Montreal Gazette, Simon wrote the people of Kanesatake are sovereign people and as guardians of the land they will act accordingly to protect it.

Simon said the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake and the whole Iroquois Caucus are unified in opposition to the pipeline and said other first nations across Canada are also coming together to oppose the project.

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