Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cree Nation Hosts Uranium Film Festival in Quebec City


Published on Apr 16, 2015
World Uranium Symposium, Quebec, 24.-16.April 2015, Quebec City, Canada, by Cree Grand Chief Matthew CoonCome


THE CREE NATION KEEPS URANIUM IN THE SPOTLIGHT

By Cree Nation
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QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC – THE CREE NATION HAS KEPT URANIUM IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK, HOSTING THE INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL AND PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLD URANIUM SYMPOSIUM IN QUEBEC CITY. THE CREE NATION’S POSITION AGAINST URANIUM DEVELOPMENT IN EEYOU ISTCHEE, ITS TERRITORY IN NORTHERN QUEBEC, HAS GARNERED SUPPORT NOT ONLY FROM THE PEOPLE OF QUEBEC, BUT ALSO FROM THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS AND CELEBRITIES GATHERED THIS WEEK FOR BOTH EVENTS.

“WE HAVE ALWAYS MAINTAINED THAT ONCE QUEBECERS LEARNED WHAT THE CREE NATION HAS COME TO KNOW ABOUT URANIUM MINING AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE, THEY WOULD STAND WITH US. THIS PAST YEAR HAS PROVED THIS TO BE TRUE,” SAID GRAND CHIEF DR. MATTHEW COON COME. “WE HAVE PROUDLY PARTNERED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL TO SHOW QUEBECERS THAT THE WORLD STANDS WITH US AS WELL. WE HAVE BEEN VERY PLEASED BY THE TURNOUT AND INTEREST THIS EVENT HAS GENERATED BOTH IN QUEBEC AND AROUND THE WORLD.”

The Cree Nation’s stand against uranium development began in 2008 when junior mining company Strateco Resources applied to the Quebec Government to pursue the Matoush advanced uranium exploration project. Located on the family hunting grounds of the Cree Nation of Mistissini, at the crest of two major watersheds that bring water throughout Eeyou Istchee, the Matoush project was the most advanced uranium project to date in Quebec. The Government of Quebec has since denied the required permit for the Matoush project, due largely to its lack of social acceptability amongst the Cree Nation.
In 2013, the Government of Quebec imposed a moratorium on uranium mining that remains in force, and mandated the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) to undertake a review of the uranium industry in Quebec. Throughout the BAPE’s public hearings, Quebecers joined with the Cree Nation to call on the Government to maintain the ban on uranium development. The BAPE is scheduled to deliver its report in May 2015.
“The Cree Nation has been devoted to this cause for many years now. We have fought tirelessly, and have been vocal in our opposition to uraniumdevelopment on our territory,” said Chief Richard Shecapio of the Cree Nation of Mistissini. “Events like the International Uranium Film Festival and the World Uranium Symposium serve to tell the stories of other people – both aboriginal and non-aboriginal – who have been affected by all phases of the nuclear cycle. It has never been more clear that the legacy of uranium development is unacceptable, and we must all do our part to put an end to it.”
Source: Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)
For further information, please contact :
Matthew Coon Come, Grand Chief, GCC
Telephone: (613) 761-1655
Bill Namagoose, Executive Director, GCC
Cellular: (613) 725-7024
Jessica Orkin, Legal counsel
Cellular: (514) 260-2622

Also see: Exposing Uranium Mining: 'Return of Navajo Boy' Receives Yellow Oscar in Rio


http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2015/04/exposing-uranium-mining-return-of.html


5TH INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL 2015

FROM RIO DE JANEIRO TO QUEBEC CITY, MISTISSINI and MONTREAL
The International Uranium Film Festival has reached its 5th year.  In its short history, it screened hundreds of nuclear and atomic films in Rio de Janeiro and other cities. The festival already traveled to 3 continents and 6 countries. It was a guest in the capitals Amman, Berlin, Lisbon, New Delhi, Washington, Window Rock and important cities like New York, Santa Fe, Munich, Mumbai, Hyderabad and São Paulo. 
Now in 2015, the 5th International Uranium Film Festival starts for the first time in Canada, Quebec.  It is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the first explosion of an Atomic Bomb and the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in 1945.
The festival runs from April 15 to 25 in Quebec City, Concorde Hotel, along with the World Uranium Symposium. In addition, special screenings will also happen on April 18 in Mistissini, the largest community of the James Bay Crees in Quebec, and on April 23 in Montreal. The films selected for the Uranium Film Festival 2015 will compete for the festival's "Yellow Oscar Award" in different categories. The winners will be announced on Saturday evening, April 25th, at the award and closing ceremony of the festival in Quebec City.
After the festival in Quebec, the International Uranium Film Festival continues in Brazil, July 9 - 19 at Rio de Janeiro's Modern Art Museum (Cinemateque) and October 5 -7 in Florianopolis.
Photo: International Uranium Film Festival at Rio de Janeiro Modern Art Museum

1 comment:

Produção Uranium Film Festival said...

The World Uranium Symposium ended in April 2015 in Quebec City, but the International Uranium Film Festival continued in 2015.A fter Canada we had in July the official Uranium Film Festival in the Museum fo Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, in September we had six day Uranium Film Festival in Berlin and now in October we had a 3 day Uranium Film Festival in the South of Brazil in Florianopolis.
Any support to the Uranium Film Festival is welcomed:
www.uraniumfilmfestival.org

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