The Lubicon Lake Cree Nation have scored a major victory in their long fight to protecttheir land. After a 10-year Lubicon campaign, the Japanese forestry giant Daishowa hasfinally agreed not to harvest or purchase timber from Lubicon lands until a land-claimagreement is worked out with the governments.

Daishowa obtained logging rights to 29,000 square kilometres in Northern Alberta in 1988,including the entire Lubicon territory. The Lubicons’ supporters launched a boycottcampaign against Daishowa to put pressure on the company not to start cutting. Daishowawent to court to try to get the boycott squashed, but after the court ruled against thecompany, Daishowa agreed not to log Lubicon lands.