The Women Behind the Grassy Narrows Blockade Speak

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 enters 9th year

Grassy Narrows Blockade 8th Anniversary December 2, 2010

by Judy Da Silva
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 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.

Chief Fobister Supports Weyerhaeuser Boycott and Divestment.

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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Paper giant shuns Grassy Narrows conflict wood

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…)

“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.