Pic Mobert says NO to Nuclear Waste
We, the people of Netamisakomik, also known as Pic Mobert First Nation, (PMFN) petition the Corporations of the Townships of White River, Hornepayne & Manitouwadge to cease & desist from engaging any further in the NWNO “Learn More” process. As the ancestral keepers of the land we demand these townships remove their respective communities and areas inside our Traditional Territory/White River Forest Management Unit from the Nuclear Waste Management Organizations Adaptive Phase Management Process to Host a Deep Geological Repository to store all of Canadas high level nuclear waste.
Whereas Union of Ontario Indians Resolution No. 2010/30 states the First Nations are the inherent caretakers of our traditional territories including the lands, waters and air and we have never relinquished or abandon the responsibility of protecting, managing, and caring for our traditional territories.
Likewise, we are the Inland Netamisakomik people. We are the land, the water, and the air, and in turn they are us. These elements are much older than us, and have raised us. Our responsibility for caring for the Traditional Territory has been handed down from our Ancestors to us, and we in turn will hand it to our children. Our traditional values come from the land which doesn’t include nuclear waste.
Nuclear Waste will remain dangerous for hundreds of thousands of years; there is no scientific proof that the waste can safely be contained.
We demand that the Townships hear our voices and construe this petition as compelling support to deviate from moving forward in the NWMO Site Selection process.
“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors we borrow it from our children”.