Chief Isadore Day, Sustainable Development: Land, People, Prosperity

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“Other jurisdictions- federal, provincial, municipal and the private sector, must now ensure that consent is achieved in any development. First Nations must be involved in that process. Our challenge will be ‘are we ready to define, mitigate and reconcile their so called justifiable infringement in a way that creates a place or a process where First Nations are making decisions about what development will or will not take place?’. Serpent River First Nation is taking the position that we are demanding sustainable development and that our approach will be upheld as justifiable. We must occupy the field and assert economic and environmental jurisdiction for the best interest of the next generations.” ~ Chief Isadore Day

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