Members from Aamjiwnaang First Nation join Idle No More

Members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Ontario have joined the Idle No More movement.

The reserve is located in an area nicknamed Chemical Valley. Members say their land is being polluted by companies that exploit natural resources that would otherwise belong to Native people.

"It's our land, but I can't hunt, I can't trap, I can't fish," Ron Plain told The Wall Street Journal of the toxic chemicals that affect life on the reserve.

The industry employs few band members. Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell said the company wants to hire more Native people.

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