Exclusive Interview with Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum - page 5

BEC: Some companies worry that if
we recognize these rights then Indig-
enous peoples will use these rights to
interfere with development projects
and either delay or entirely halt such
projects from going ahead. So, why
do you think it is good for business to
recognize Indigenous rights?
Grand Chief:
The idea that Indigenous
people want their rights recognized
for the sole purpose of creating an
obstacle to development is a myth
that is perpetuated by those people
who do not want to see change of
any kind. As the original inhabitants
of this land, we have a vested interest
Opening of the Cree Cultural Center with Stornoway’s Diamond mine workers near Mistissini
MAY 2018
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