A First Nation community tells logging companies: “Our land is not for sale”

Video | September 21, 2015

The Cree Nation of Waswanipi is fighting to protect its ancestral land from logging. The Broadback Valley, located close to James Bay in northern Quebec, Canada is at heart of these lands and is one of the last intact forests in the region. The Broadback Valley is central to the Cree way of life, to their culture and livelihoods. “It’s in our heart, this is our life.” Less than 10% of their ancestral land remains intact. If protection doesn’t happen soon, encroaching roads and clearcuts will destroy this forest. The Cree First Nation of Waswanipi are asking for help to #SavetheBroadback. “We will do anything that we can to protect it.” www.savethebroadback.ca

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