Resolution Number: 2008-11-10Partnership To Document Contamination And Human Health
2008-11-10 EXCERPT:

Mushkegowuk Council 23rd Annual Assembly

Resolution No. 2008-11-10

First Nation

First Nation

Fort Albany

First Nation

Chief Norm Hardisty

Moose Cree First Nation

Chief Theresa Hall

Attawapiskat First Nation

Moose Cree

First Nation

New Post

First Nation

Chapleau Cree

First Nation

Missanabic Cree

First Nation

Certified copy of a resolution passed on November 13, 2008

Partnership to Document Contamination and Human Health

WHEREAS the abandoned Mid-Canada Line Radar Stations in the Mushkegowuk Region are significant sources of contamination; and

WHEREAS therŁ are widespread concerns among the members of the Mushkegowuk First Nations that their health and well being are being seriously affected by environmental contamination such as mercury and PCBs; and

WHEREAS the Mushkegowuk Environmental Research Centre has confirmed contamination of country foods resulting from the abandoned stations; and

WHEREAS the Mushkegowuk First Nations are interested in the possibilities of Body Mapping to document health issues;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the First Nations of Mushkegowuk Council support a collaborative effort between the Mushkegowuk Environmental Research Centre and Turtle Island Environmental Resources (TIERS) to document contamination and associated human health impacts.

November 13, 2008

Chapleau, Ontario