Charges against Grassy Narrows trapper dropped

The Crown has dropped all charges against Roberta Keesick, a Grassy Narrows trapper charged for building a log cabin on her family's traditional lands without a permit.  Similar charges against her non-native partner and helper, have also been dropped.  The cabin building is part of a process of reclamation and revival for Grassy Narrows where people are using the land on their territory to empower themselves and to sustain their families, revive their culture and heal their community.

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Calvert Divests Weyerhaeuser

Calvert, one of the largest "socially responsible"  mutual fund managers in the U.S. has divested from from Weyerhaeuser citing concerns over Weyerhaeuser's violations of the human rights of Indigenous people in Grassy Narrows.  Calvert manages over $13 billion dollars in funds.  June 15, 2009. (more…)

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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ON Court of Appeal orders no logging without consent on Grassy Narrows Territory north of the English River during appeal of landmark legal victory

Toronto – The government of Ontario has agreed not to allow logging without the consent of Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) in a vast part of Grassy Narrows Territory in the Whiskey Jack Forest north of the English River while the appeal of Keewatin v. MNR is underway.

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Grassy trappers win major legal victory!

Grassy Narrows  has won a major victory in their more than decade long battle to stop clearcut logging in their traditional territory. Grassy Narrows Chief and Council welcome the decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to protect the rights promised to the Anishinaabe from interference by Ontario. Madam Justice Mary-Anne Sanderson’s decision, over 300 pages in length, finds that the Government of Ontario does not have the power to take away the rights in Treaty 3 by authorizing development including logging and mining.  (more…)