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Grassy Narrows needs all of our support more than ever. Please walk with Grassy Narrows as they demand clean water and Indigenous rights.
Fourteen years ago grassroots Grassy Narrows trappers started a legal action against Ontario to stop cleacut logging from destroying their way of life. On May 15, Keewatin vs. MNR will finally be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Ontario has made final plans for another decade of clearcut logging on Grassy Narrows Territory against the clear objections of the community.
Under intense pressure Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti has reversed his position on logging in Grassy Narrows Territory this year. A logging plan made final by the MNR on showed large clearcuts throughout Grassy Narrows Territory scheduled to take effect on April 1. The Minister now says that no clearcutting will happen this year on a huge area 18 times the size of the City of Toronto (11,304 sq km). The decision comes on the heals of boycotts, a request for environmental assessment from Grassy Narrows, and calls for renewed blockades by Regional Chi