Kahnawake Mohawk Council joins AFNQL in denouncing Northvolt

By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  04/07/2024 08:40 The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake came out publicly in support of a recent Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador resolution condemning the provincial and federal governments’ failure to consult First Nations on a new electric-battery recycling facility near Hemmingford. The AFNQL resolution denounced Canada and Quebec’s failure to fulfill their obligations to consult and accommodate Indigenous people in regards to the Northvolt project — and demands that the governments of Canada and Quebec fully respect their obligations to Indigenous people regarding the Northvolt Project and all related activities along the battery production chain, from mining to recycling. Specifically, the MCK and the AFNQL are alleging the government’s failure to consult Indigenous people constitutes a violation of the United Nations…

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