Canada’s iron ore heartland once more hit by First Nation blockade
By Kip Keen
A group of protesters continued to block road access to iron ore mining projects near Schefferville, Québec, including Labrador Iron Mines’ (TSX: LIM) operating James Mine and New Millenium Iron’s iron ore projects, but the message they are trying to send was still not clear on Wednesday.
Two key questions remained unanswered five-or so days into the blockade: what exactly is the protester’s message? And, was the blockade sanctioned by any of the local aboriginal councils in Schefferville, chief among them the Matimekush-Lac John and Kawawachikamach First Nation communities in Québec?