Exploring Treaty #3 Territory

Last week, I visited the site of a purposed Gold Mine. This is a project that I have been learning about for two years. It made me reflect on how regulatory documents can often depict a project differently then how it is on the ground. After reading through boxes and boxes of regulatory documents, I had very little idea on how visiting the site would feel or look like. I was also shown an underground spring north of the property. The Anishinaabe of Treaty #3 remark that the groundwater and the movement of spring water is poorly understood by technical specialists, and that the link between the movement of water in the lakes, rivers, and steams is interdependent with the movement of aquifers and the water table.

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