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Video: Manawan takes on the forestry industry

The following is a more detailed report on the situation in Manawan, produced by one of our journalists on site.

On March 20th, over a year after the Atikamekw of Manawan blockaded the sixtieth kilometre of a logging road in their territory, the community forced the St-Michel Sawmill of the Champoux investor group to remove all of the company’s logging equipment from the road. Families of the Atikamekw community of Wemotaci carried out a similar action by forcing Rémabec, the largest forestry company in Québec, to remove their logging equipment after the community set up blockades in their own territory.

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