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National Day of Mourning
November 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Marjorie Flowers, an Inuit woman from Nunatsiavut, Labrador, will speak on the effects of the Muskrat Falls hydro project, at the United American Indians of New England’s Day of Mourning, on Cole Hill, in Plymouth, Massachussetts, at noon on November 22, 2018.
A member of the Labrador Land Protectors, Flowers was born and raised in Rigolet, Labrador, near the site of the Muskrat Falls megadam under construction on the Grand (Churchill) River.
Since 2011, Indigenous people and settlers living in the HappyValley/ GooseBay region of Labrador–which is unceded Innu and Inuit land–have been excluded from a process that has allowed the Muskrat Falls megadam to proceed, regardless of their grave concerns about methylmercury poisoning of their traditional food web and the daily threat of dam collapse.