A ceremonial gathering is being planned at the blockade site. The common ground will be the ceremony to be for the land the people and our future generations. So we are inviting all singers, pipe carriers, drum keepers, ceremonial people and hunters to come for ceremony and anticipated evening feasts, and social dances.
Come hear from three of the women who have helped initiate and sustain the Grassy Narrow blockade. Through their actions they are empowering the youth in their community, reclaiming control over their territory, reviving their culture, and defending our earth. (more…)
Grassy Narrows Blockade 8th Anniversary December 2, 2010
by Judy Da Silva
on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 12:22am
December 2, 2002 was the day the community of grassy narrows people set up a human blockade against logging trucks. Read on for reflections from Grassy Narrows on 8 years of the blockade.
In an open letter on October 6, 2010 to loggers, retailers and investors Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister states that “[w]e continue to call for the boycott and divestment of Weyerhaeuser Corporation due to their violation of our human rights as Indigenous Peoples.” The letter goes on to say that “[w]e will work with our supporters to promote, monitor, and enforce this position.”
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North America’s largest office paper producer, Domtar Corporation (UFS-T), has committed to stay clear of Grassy Narrows conflict wood, subject to the longest running Indigenous logging blockade in Canadian history. (more…)