Maurice was at the agreement’s signing on Friday. She said there was vocal opposition and the atmosphere was tense, “The young people were yelling out ‘Don’t sign’ and a lot of elders were very frustrated and a lot of them went home, I think, and shed a lot of tears,” she said.
Some of the elders believe the agreement threatens their community’s traditions, continued Maurice, “They believe that this is the first process of them taking over the traditional territory without our knowledge, that’s their main concern, and also their way of life, the way they’ve always lived.”
Read the full article by Sean Leslie, “Northern Sask. uranium mining deal faces opposition,” published on June 4, 2013 by paNOW.com