Cheryl Chetkiewicz

By Cheryl Chetkiewicz Ontario is a Canadian province built on mining and mineral exploration. Over the past two decades, the provincial government has encouraged and facilitated new mines in Ontario’s Far North—a large, remote and largely roadless region that is the homeland for nearly 40,000 First Nations. The “Ring of Fire” mineral belt, located approximately...

By Cheryl Chetkiewicz Looking out of the window of the small charter plane, en route to Neskantaga First Nation some 480 kilometers northeast of my home in Thunder Bay, I am struck (again) by the sheer size of Ontario’s Far North. Stretched out below me like a massive green and blue tapestry of forest and...