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Clair River were idyllic and the air clean. Now, Aamjiwnaang First Nation battles industry to clean up their mess and the federal and provincial governments to enforce their own regulations.
Sulphur dioxide can decrease fertility in males and females and affect lung function. Benzene causes leukemia and other cancers of the blood. Exposure to 1,3-Butadiene can increase the incidence of leukemia.
Scott Robertson, a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, says Aamjiwnaang First Nation would be treated differently in the United States where the environment is regulated federally. During the presentation, Scott Robertson of Six Nations of the Grand River and associate in the law firm of Nahwegahbow Corbiere, explained that ina United Nations Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and waste found that the structure of government contributes to the lack of clarity on the proper forum for seeking justice.
Robertson points to the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Article 32 which states appropriate measures shall be taken to mitigate adverse environmental impacts. He explains Aamjiwnaang First Nation took matters in hand last year to protect community members and issued a Notice of Violation on a specific benzene-related issue.
Robertson says the First Nation would be treated differently in the United States where the environment is regulated federally. It would literally file a notice similar to this, a Notice of Violation.
Johnston says it was the Minister of the Environment of the Liberal government who supported a health study on community members. Nobody would support the health study. Whether that be to cancer or heart disease or that type of thing.
Johnston assures that the First Nation is working to assert our rights. She adds that using Notice of Violation is a way to do it to get rid of that regulatory gap that we are all facing. Book Review: Indianthusiasm: Indigenous Responses.Chippewas Of Sarnia First Nati
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Aamjiwnaang First Nation