Grassy Narrows Youth Deliver Demands To Weyerhaeuser: No Logging In Our Territory

13659507f1August 19, 2014

 Anishinabe Youth joined by On-to-Ottawa Caravan protesters at Kenora Mill

Kenora, Ontario—A delegation of youth from Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation), joined by nearly two dozen Anishinabe and non-Indigenous supporters carrying protest signs and banners,  delivered today a letter and a set of demands to Weyerhaeuser at the Kenora Timberstrand Trus Joist Mill.

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Grassy Narrows Youth Reject Logging Plan

13659507f1Grassy Narrows youth are rejecting the new logging plan for their territory.

If the logging begins in our territory, I am certain there will already be planned strategies on our part to bring it to a complete halt,” says Taina Da Silva, a Grassy Narrows Youth organizer.

Our organizing is connected through bloodline relations and teachings. Our mothers fought so we could have this land, so we will continue to fight for it,” says Edmond Jack, another Youth organizer in the community.

 

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River Run 2014 – Water is Sacred

grassynarrowsJoin Grassy Narrows families and their supporters as they walk in Toronto for clean water and Indigenous rights this July 31.

For press releases and fact sheets click here.

See great pictures from River Run 2014

Read media reports about River Run 2014

Watch TV coverage of the River Run week

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Grassy Narrows fight for rights and against clearcut logging continues despite Supreme Court setback

Grassy Narrows Chief and Council Release

Quick Facts on the Supreme Court ruling

Grassy Youth Respond to to Supreme Court ruling

Statement from Grassy Narrows Clan Mother, Blockader

Read the full text of the ruling at Lexum.com

Grassy Narrows needs all of our support more than ever.  Please walk with Grassy Narrows as they demand clean water and Indigenous rights.

Hear Stephen Lewis speak with Grassy Narrows

Grassy Narrows at the Supreme Court

ALGrassyNarrowsRiverRunBannerFourteen years ago grassroots Grassy Narrows trappers started a legal action against Ontario to stop cleacut logging from destroying their way of life.  On May 15, Keewatin vs. MNR will finally be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Ontario has made final plans for another decade of clearcut logging on Grassy Narrows Territory against the clear objections of the community.   

 

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