Wynne ruins Xmas in Grassy Narrows, logging plan approved

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Wynne ruins Xmas in Grassy Narrows, logging plan approved

Grassy Narrows – Today the Wynne government approved plans for another decade of clearcut logging in Grassy Narrows Territory against the will of this Indigenous community. The decision has ruined Christmas in a community already struggling with the long term health impacts of mercury poisoning. The Whiskey Jack Forest Management Plan 2012-2022 plans for dozens of large clearcuts on Grassy Narrows Territory, some nearly the size of pre-amalgamation Toronto.

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Chief Fobister calls out Minister for false statement on logging plan

ALGrassyNarrowsRiverRunBannerGrassy Narrows Chief Fobister is calling out Minister Orazietti for false statements made yesterday about planned logging in Grassy Narrows Territoy.

In a written statement sent to news media the Minister of Natural Resources said:

"Under this Plan, there are no planned harvest blocks located within the Grassy Narrows’ self-identified Traditional Land Use Area."

 

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Grassy Narrows Chief and Council Reject Logging Plan

Picture 3Today Grassy Narrows Chief and Council sent an open letter to Premier Wynne rejecting Ontario’s new draft logging plan for another decade of clear-cut logging on Grassy Narrows Territory. The Forest Management plan for the Whiskey Jack Forest 2012-2022 is in the final stages of approval and is currently posted for public comment. 

 

 

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Ontario plans another decade of clearcuts in Grassy Narrows

grassy narrowsOntario has released draft plans for another decade of clearcut logging in Grassy Narrows.  The plans are open for public comment until October 31.

Click here to comment in opposition to the plan.

 

 

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Supreme Court will hear Grassy Narrows’ legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging

 
Banner_03Today the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to Grassy Narrows to appeal their legal action for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging to the highest court.  The case challenges Ontario's jurisdiction to award logging and mining licenses on a vast tract of Treaty 3 lands north of the English River (the Keewatin Lands).
 

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