The Barriere Lake Legal Defense Fund was set up to support The Algonquins of Barriere Lake, a small First Nations community in Quebec. They have been forced into a costly legal battle with Canada to protect their land rights. The community has been fighting for years to ensure Canada and Quebec honour their Trilateral Agreement, a landmark resource co-management agreement signed in 1991. The governments are determined to quash the agreement and are now trying to seize sensitive community documents supporting the fight for the Trilateral Agreement. These documents include research on traditional land use & occupancy, wildlife habitat studies, and land claims research.
COUNTERfit's drug users memorial project was established to acknowledge the high number of drug user deaths due to the drug war. The project will create a permanent outdoor monument to remember and celebrate the lives of drug users who have died in our community. It also aims to strengthen our resolve to end the drug war and the devastating impacts on our friends and family members.