Lands & Resources Manager:
Phone: (807) 822-2134 Ext. 205
Lands & Resource Environmental Technician:
Phone: (807) 822-2134 Ext.
Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert First Nation) has a community trap line that may be utilized by band members. Please inquire with Jesse Gaudette.
Land & Larger Land Base
Pic Mobert First Nation Membership Overwhelmingly Approve Land Deal
June 23, 2014: Mobert, Ontario
“On this day we begin to reclaim the lands that are rightfully ours”, said Chief Johanna Desmoulin on announcing the overwhelming support from band members for a proposed land deal with Ontario and Canada.
Chief Johanna Desmoulin stated on the evening of June 21st that over 98% of the participating eligible voters had voted in favour of approving the deal, which will add an additional 16 sq km of lands to the land strapped community of approximately 400 residents. 217 eligible voters cast votes, of which 214 voted “YES”.
The vote, held on National Aboriginal Day, marked a critical milestone in over 23 years of negotiations with Canada and Ontario in a special process known as the Land and Larger Land Base, first approved by Pic Mobert and several other First Nations in 1991.
Chief Desmoulin thanked the Band Membership for their support of the deal, and acknowledged the work of former Chiefs and Councils, staff and advisers who initiated and participated in moving the process over the last two decades.
“This land allows us to create a future for our children”, said Chief Johanna Desmoulin.
For further information, please contact:
Chief Johanna Desmoulin
Jesse Gaudette, Director of Lands and Resources
Nuclear Waste Management
Pic Mobert Opposes the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Operating Within Their Traditional Territory
June 18, 2012: Mobert, Ontario
Jamie Robinson – Communications Director/NWMO
Nuclear Waste Management Organization
22 St. Clair Avenue East, Sixth Floor
M4T 2S3 Canada
Whereas: Northern Ontario is being targeted to become storage site for 2 million bundles of irradiated high level nuclear waste fuel bundles; those radioactive nuclear bundles would be shipped through our traditional homelands, buried, covered up and eventually abandoned.
The process of burying high level radioactive nuclear waste 500 metres under the earth’s surface is experimental and has not been carried out anywhere in the world. The White River, Hornepayne and Manitouwadge Municipalities are working with the NWMO to become a host community for nuclear waste; if any one of those communities is selected, this would result in NWMO burying ALL OF CANADA’S HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE NUCLEAR WASTE in our traditional territory…read the entire resolution below: