Project 365 – Day 237: First Nations demonstrate against Québec deforestation

August 24 2012

A cross representative group of Native Americans with support of environmentalists held a demonstration at mid-day today on Mount Royal at the Georges-Étienne Cartier monument. They were there to raise awareness of the practice by logging companies of clear-cutting on aboriginal and provincial park land.

The deforestation is threatening the habitat, wildlife and the lives of those (particularly the Native Americans) who depend on the forests.

Members and elders from a number of Québec’s Native American communities were in attendance together with visiting representatives from the United States and Guatemala. Each gave passionate speeches of the damage being done in their respective lands.

Between speeches there was a symbolic tree-cutting and a Native American dance. The tree cutting was symbolic in that they didn’t cut down a living tree but a log.

It was good to see a number of media outlets covering the event, so hopefully more people will become aware of the logging issues – particularly in light of Québec Premier Charest’s Plan Nord.

Demonstration against Clear-Cutting

Demonstration against Clear-Cutting
ISO 100 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/350 sec

Demonstration against Clear-Cutting

Demonstration against Clear-Cutting
ISO 100 – 20mm – f8 – 1/125 sec

Demonstration against Clear-Cutting

Demonstration against Clear-Cutting
ISO 100 – 35mm – f8 – 1/125 sec

Demonstration against Clear-Cutting

Demonstration against Clear-Cutting
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Demonstration against Clear-Cutting

Demonstration against Clear-Cutting
ISO 100 – 135mm – f4.8 – 1/180 sec

Environmentalists demonstrate against Logging practices in Québec

Environmentalists demonstrate against Logging practices in Québec
ISO 100 – 145mm – f4.8 – 1/250 sec

Local artist Armand Vaillancourt showing support

Local artist Armand Vaillancourt showing support
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Native American demonstrates against logging co's

Native American demonstrates against logging co’s
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Native American demonstrates against clear-cutting practices

Native American demonstrates against clear-cutting practices
ISO 100 – 62mm – f8 – 1/125 sec

Native American demonstrates against clear-cutting practices

Native American demonstrates against clear-cutting practices
ISO 100 – 28mm – f4.8 – 1/250 sec

Native American demonstrates against clear-cutting practices

Native American demonstrates against clear-cutting practices
ISO 100 – 30mm – f4.8 – 1/350 sec

Native American demonstrates against clear-cutting practices

Native American demonstrates against clear-cutting practices
ISO 100 – 40mm – f4.8 – 1/500 sec

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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