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Muskrat Falls: Innu Nation considers itself "betrayed" under the Ottawa-NL Agreement.

Muskrat Falls: Innu Nation considers itself “betrayed” under the Ottawa-NL Agreement.

All necessary measures will be taken To ensure that commitments to the nation are respected, Innu, she warned in a press release published on Tuesday.

Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau and Andrew Faury betrayed the Inoue people, the great Chef Etienne Rich flatly falls.

Innu Nation says it understands that this agreement will make it possible to limit the increase in electricity prices, but emphasizes that it is Unfair to make Innu bear exceed costs that they had no control over.

Without a final agreement to guarantee our profits on this venture, we can no longer say that we have given our free and informed consent. We will take all necessary measures to ensure that the promises made to us are kept.

Quote from:Etienne Rich, Grand President of the Inu Nation of Newfoundland and Labrador

Prime Minister Trudeau launched a lifeline for the county, but let the Inu nation sink, Grand Chef Rich wrote. Canada made a deliberate decision to help the boycott at the expense of Innu.

In letters to Justin Trudeau and Andrew Furey, which Indigenous Spaces had access to, Rich regrets that Innu were not invited to participate in the discussions leading up to the latter agreement and that they were only made aware of its existence once it ended.

We must say that Canada and the province deceived us, behaving like their colonial predecessors who founded Canada by claiming their sovereignty at the expense of ‘savages’, by signing treaties they had absolutely no ‘intention to respect’.Can we read privately in the letter to Justin Trudeau.

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Agreement signed in 2011.

Innu first approved the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in 2008, but a more formal agreement With the county government in 2011.

According to this, Innu should receive:

  • 5% of the profits come from producing hydroelectric power for this dam after paying off the debt.
  • Or a minimum payment in the form of a loan.

However, according to Innu Nation’s analysis, the agreement between Ottawa and the county shows that The project may not be profitable and therefore Innu may not benefit from it.

If there are no profits, then in 30 years, instead of any profits, the Innu Nation could struggle with a $300 million debt to the county.Can we read the press release?

We made the difficult decision to agree to the project in exchange for compensation, despite the effects on the rights of our ancestors. But now it seems we won’t get a taste of the benefits of this project.

Quote from:Etienne Rich, Grand President of the Inu Nation of Newfoundland and Labrador

The press release quoted a statement from Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, noting that The county will fulfill its obligations to the Innu Nation only where it can financially pay for it.

The nation understands that The county does not intend to fulfill the promises made to Innu.