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Innu Nation suing over disruption to land and culture caused by Churchill Falls project


October 7, 2020

Saying their community's culture and way of life was devastated by the construction of a hydroelectric project, the Innu Nation of Labrador is taking Hydro-Québec and Churchill Falls Corp. to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Innu Nation announced its $4 billion statement of claim Tuesday at a news conference, where community leaders said their people people have lived with anger, hurt and loss for decades, since construction began in 1967.

That construction, which continued into the mid-'70s, backed by the power utilities of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, led to subsequent flooding of ancestral lands, Innu Nation leaders said.


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