Saturday, November 28, 2015

Nine Algonquin chiefs, AFNQL oppose ‘Zibi’ condos, resolve to protect sacred area in Ottawa

On November 19, the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) passed a resolution brought forward by Algonquin chiefs to protect the sacred Akikodjiwan falls site on the Ottawa River (Kichizibi) in downtown Ottawa/Gatineau, Canada’s capital, unceded Algonquin territory.

This is in opposition to Windmill Development Group Ltd's plans, in partnership with Dream Corp, to build a commercial and condominium development named "Zibi" (an Algonquin word meaning "river") on two of the islands at Chaudière Falls and along the Gatineau-side shoreline.

Hydro Ottawa has also recently started development on a new hydroelectric generating facility at the dammed falls.


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