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               The article I chose focuses on a hotly debated issue in many parts of Canada, namely natural resource extraction and the impact on Aboriginal land rights. More specifically, this article chronicled the Waswanipi Cree’s fight to protect one of Québec’s last remaining untouched boreal forests, the Broadback Valley Forest, from forestry. The Waswanipi Cree’s territory is located 730 kilometres north of Montreal, and has already felt a heavy presence from the forestry industry, with 90% of their territory already logged or fragmented.

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  Arguably one of the most contemporary environmental issues in Canada, the Boreal Regions are under increasing pressure and threat of deforestation from a number of anthropogenic activities driven by continued resource exploitation. (Robinne, Parisien & Flanningan, 2016) But what is the impact?

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