Speaker: Ronald Plain
Topic: First Nations
When: August 14, 2010
Event: Climate Change Conference 2010
Ronald Plain is a strong believer in grassroots Aboriginal action.
He co-founded the Aamjiwnaang Environmental Committee, an organization made up of community members spearheading the research and legal struggle in the area. The Aamjiwnaang First Nation began a long battle with oil companies, toxic waste and pollution, and the governments that fund all this. They blocked roads, hired experts, and led to financial losses measuring in the tens of thousands for the Petroleum industry.