Mercury Survivor Vigil on World Water Day

This Thursday, March 22 on World Water Day, Grassy Narrows will hold a Mercury Survivor Vigil to remember families poisoned by mercury.

The vigil will be held in Dryden, ON, where a pulp and paper mill dumped 10 tonnes of toxic mercury into the Wabigoon River in the 1960s, poisoning the people upstream. 

Here are two ways you can support this powerful action:

1) Make a donation. 

Please donate to make the Mercury Survivor Vigil a success. Anything helps! Donations will pay for gas, food, and materials. 

Send e-transfers to polepole_w@yahoo.ca.
Question: What is this for? 
Answer: grassyvigil

2) Share social media posts on Thursday.

Help amplify the action by sharing posts and news stories. Follow @FreeGrassy on Twitter to share updates from the vigil this coming Thursday.  

(more…)

Mercury Justice Now: Updates from Grassy Narrows

Join Judy Da Silva (Grassy Narrows), Lee Maracle (Sto:lo), Vanessa Gray (Aamjiwnaang) and other guests in Toronto

Monday, November 6 at 7pm

Room 610 – 155 College Street

Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto  (more…)

Grassy Narrows wins $85 million for a mercury cleanup!

Grassy Narrows wins $85 million for a mercury cleanup

After decades of unrelenting pressure from Grassy Narrows activists and their supporters, the Ontario government announced last month that they had dedicated $85 million to the remediation of the English-Wabigoon river system, which was contaminated with 9 tonnes of mercury in the 1960s by a paper mill.

This incredible step forward should be cause for celebration, but concerns remain that it can be undone by future governments. (more…)

Banner drop on Grassy Narrows territory

On May 18, 2017, a banner was installed to notify tourists that they are entering Grassy Narrows territory, where the lakes and river system are still contaminated by mercury dumping that occurred in the 1960s. 

The banner reads: “1962-1972. Grassy Narrows Territory. 99% Lakes Poisoned.”

Photographs by Taina Da Silva. 

(more…)

Two upcoming events in Grassy Narrows

March 30, 2017

Kiizoongatizimin Niimiitiwin

Pow-wow 

Location: Youth Center, Grassy Narrows 

1:00pm Grand Entry

8:00pm Travel Song

MC: Stanley Skead

Host Drum: Grassy Narrows Men (more…)

“built green” homes linked to destructive logging in Grassy Narrows

Read the new report linking massive clear-cut logging operations in Grassy Narrows to new American homes marketed as “environmentally friendly" by Quadrant Homes, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser, the largest lumber company in the world.

Host a Movie Night at Home

Click here to get everything you need. We'll even include the popcorn!

Watch Video from the Earth Justice Gathering

Grassy Narrows and RAN drew international attention to the human and environmental cost of clear-cut logging when more than 100 supporters took non-violent action to block traffic on the TransCanada highway July 13th. Catch the video here.

Grassy Narrows Declares Moratorium

See the declaration from Grassy Narrows community leaders establishing a moratorium on all industrial activity within their traditional territory and Read how US wood buyers are weighing in.

Report From the Road to Seattle 2007

Community leaders traveled more than 3000 miles to confront Weyerhaeuser at their world HQ near Seattle. Tour stops included Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle.