LSARC attended the 2nd annual FIT Conference protest, “Ontario’s Future is in Ashes”, in company of Wikwemikong Elders’ Spokesperson Rosemary Wakegijig to show the flag for Northern Ontario against the bad FIT economics of subsidized “unreliables”.
They once again used the opportunity to network with others throughout Ontario who are fighting the imposition of an “energy experiment” to which none have consented and into which many have been suckered.
Rosemary Wakegijig delivered an inspiring speech on behalf of both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people of beautiful Manitoulin, the Great Spirit Island.
She spoke directly to Chief Dean Sayers of Batchawana First Nation to convey the Elders’ concerns that the invasion of Industrial Wind Turbines is harmful to the land held sacred in First Nation culture. He indicated that Batchawana Elders had been consulted however Rosemary Wakegijig remained unimpressed by one who does not even speak the language of the Elders and accepts the propaganda of Government and Industry.
“Consultation and financial accountability is sorely lacking within the Aboriginal communities of Manitoulin Island”, she says, in a lament common to all areas where the unscrupulous marketing of Wind Energy has occurred.
LSARC delivered several information packages to media and key individuals with personal connections or ties to the North and Lake Superior.
Once again we thank Lorrie Gillis and her husband for their hospitality.
Wikwemikong Elder Rosemary Wikegijig addresses Chief Dean Sayers