Chiefs of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation say all mining, forestry and tourism on their traditional lands that does not have First Nations approval must be halted immediately.

The call came in a tough resolution passed by the Chiefs at their annual Keewaywin Concerence in New Post, Ont. June 21-23. The resolution covers 48 First Nations across most of northern Ontario. The Union of Ontario Indians, made up of member 41 First Nations, passed a similar resolution on June 30.

A report on the resolutions was carried in Wawatay News, based in Sioux Lookout, Ont.