Event #1: The Pessamit Innu First Nation, a native community located on the north shore of the St Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, will present the impacts of Hydro Quebec and Northern Pass at the Nashua Public Library on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7p.m.
WHAT: Northern Pass From the Source – Impacts in Quebec from the Pessamit Innu First Nation
WHERE: Nashua Public Library 2 Court Street, Nashua
DATE: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
TIME: 7 p.m. doors 6:30
Event #2: Pessamit Innu First Nation Meet & Greet After Testifying at the NH Site Evaluation Com
The Pessamit Innu First Nation, a native community located on the north shore of the St Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, will be available to meet other opposition leaders to the international transmission proposal called Northern Pass on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the offices of The Nature Conservancy.
WHAT: Northern Pass Opposition Meet and Greet with the Pessamit Innu First Nation
WHERE: 22 Bridge Street, Concord NH – the Ralph Pill Building
DATE: Thursday, July 20, 2017
TIME: 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.
Chief Rene Simon, with tribal council members and elders, will tell the history of the nomadic hunting and fishing community. The connection between the land, the rivers, wildlife, and the seasons to their culture has been upended by the forced migration of the Pessamit Innu for the river flooding of the Quebec government planned, owned and operated damming system called Hydro Quebec.
Hydro Quebec has been damming rivers in the province for over 50 years with La Romaine, the newest construction, expected to become operational in 2020 and more in the future. The strategic plan of Hydro Quebec sites exportation of electricity to the United States as a priority, including the Northern Pass international transmission project that would traverse New Hampshire. Learn more about the highly controversial proposal, Northern Pass, and it’s destruction of the rivers, wildlife and ultimately the Pessamit Innu First Nation. Free and open to the public.