The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) began setting up a slowdown and information picket on the Trans Labrador Highway near the Cartwright Junction.
The area is under the NCC land claim area in southern Labrador.
NCC President Todd Russell said in a press release, “Damage to the environment and wildlife will affect our ability to carry on our culture and traditions. Transmission lines will cut through the heart of our territory, yet our people will still be forced to use diesel generators and have higher electricity rates. We may get temporary employment, we may see a brief increase in economic activity, but we know all-too-well that those benefits are short lived. The destruction and negative impacts that we will endure will be with us for generations to come.”
More details to follow as they become available.