Grassy Narrows Fall Harvest Activities

 

Wild Rice and Reconciliation

In August 2012, Alon Weinberg and other supporters went to Grassy Narrows for a multi-day wild rice harvesting expedition!  Alon shares his account of the slow, long, and rewarding experience of processing wild rice, called Manoomin in Anishinabemowin (Ojibway language), and how this traditional practice plays an important role in Grassy Narrow’s resurgence economy. 

Check out Alon’s Photos and Essay

Learn More about Ecotourism in Grassy Narrows

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Ontario and Canada Appeal Grassy’s Landmark Treaty Rights Legal Ruling

Today the Government of Ontario begins proceedings in the Ontario Court of Appeal seeking to overturn a major legal victory for Grassy Narrows Indigenous Nation in their decade long battle for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging on their territory – a practice known to raise mercury levels in fish. 

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River Run 2012. Native rights now. No mercury, no clearcuts.

Please join us in Toronto for River Run 2012, where we’ll continue a tradition of community lead action for justice—for our people, and for the protection of the water, air, and forests that give life to us all.

Photos of River Run 2012 events

Short video of River Run 2012

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River Run Creative March and Rally

Watch Videos from the River Run March and Rally

Please join us on April 6, 7 as we demand justice for our people and protection for the water, air, and forests that give life to us all.

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First Nations youth walk from Kenora to Toronto

Youth aim to raise awareness about mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows First Nation

CBC News, May 23, 2012

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Six young people are making a 2,000 kilometre trek, on foot, from north of Kenora to Toronto to raise awareness about the legacy of mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows First Nation.

“As a young person I want to focus (on) the younger crowd … and hope that one day they'll do something too, to keep the message going,” said one of the walkers, seventeen-year-old Edmond Jack during a stop-over in Thunder Bay on Tuesday.

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