“Our lawyers are reviewing the document to determine our recourse, but we have always been prepared to take this to the Alberta courts if necessary. We are fully committed to be part of the hearing process, but we also feel our questions of constitutional law have to be addressed.” – Eriel Deranger, communications co-ordinator for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, in response to the Joint Review Panel ruling that it does not have the jurisdiction to consider an ACFN constitutional challenge against Shell’s Jackpine tar sands mine expansion.

More here. For Maude Barlow’s recent blog – I Stand With the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation – please go to http://canadians.org/blog/?p=17486.

 

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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer. He has worked in solidarity with revolutionary Nicaragua, advocated for the rights of prisoners in jails and federal prisons, taken part in civil...