Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beady slams boreal agreement

Grand Chief Stan Beardy is angy again. This time the leader of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation is upset the recent Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement was written without input from NAN. It's a deal reached between forest products companies and environmentalists in Canada to protect the Boreal Forest. Beardy says it treats his nation like a stakeholder rather than a government. He says his people have never given up the treaty right they have been given to govern themselves. Beardy says NAN will continue to take all legal means to make sure their rights are protected