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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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Grassy Narrows Blockade!

Over 30 events across Turtle Island joined the Grassy Narrows Blockaders in celebrating their resistance, sovereignty, and action in defence of the earth on the 10th anniversary of the Slant Lake blockade.

Read media reports of the anniversary: click here.

RELEASE Dec. 3, 2012:  Grassy Narrows Blockaders protest logging on 10 year anniversary of blockade

RELEASE Dec. 2, 2012:  Sacred fire at Queens Park marks 10 years of the Grassy Narrows blockade

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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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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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Grassy Narrows marks 50 years of mercury poison

Grassy Narrows calls on ON to fund permanent community run environmental monitoring station; 2010 study shows mercury in fish still often above safe level

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