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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MNR backs down, won’t log in Grassy Narrows this year

Grassy-youth-blockade-smallUnder intense pressure Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti has reversed his position on logging in Grassy Narrows Territory this year. A logging plan made final by the MNR on December 23rd showed large clearcuts throughout Grassy Narrows Territory scheduled to take effect on April 1. The Minister now says that no clearcutting will happen this year on a huge area 18 times the size of the City of Toronto (11,304 sq km). The decision comes on the heals of boycotts, a request for environmental assessment from Grassy Narrows, and calls for renewed blockades by Regional Chi

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Major logging company vows to avoid Grassy Narrows conflict wood

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Giant lumber firm vows to stay clear of Grassy Narrows

EACOM Timber Corporation has committed not to use conflict wood from Grassy Narrows First Nation Territory, home of Canada's longest running Indigenous logging blockade. The promise comes just one week before Ontario's contentious new ten-year clearcut logging plan for Grassy Narrows Territory in the Whiskey Jack Forest is scheduled to take effect. Ontario Regional Chief Stand Beardy has called for immediate blockades if logging resumes under the plan.

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Northwest Newsweek – February 14, 2014

Ontario Regional Chief, Treaty 3 Grand Chief back up Grassy Narrows

 

ALGrassyNarrowsRiverRunBannerOntario Regional Chief Stan Beardy, and Treaty 3 Grand Chief Warren White are speaking out in support of Grassy Narrows' fight against clearcut logging and for Indigenous Rights.

Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy has called for an immediate blockade of logging operations if the Ontario government’s plan to allow clear-cutting of mature trees within the Grassy Narrows First Nation territory goes forward.

 

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