Posts Tagged with "Boreal Forest"

Grassy Narrows Celebrates 10 Years of Historic Blockade

Monday, December 3, 2012

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Grassy Narrows Celebrates 10 Years of Historic Blockade

On December 2, 2002 the Indigenous youth of the Grassy Narrows First Nation lay down in the path of industrial logging machines—blocking access to their tribal homeland in Northern Ontario, Canada. The action, led by women and youth, sparked the longest standing Indigenous logging blockade in North America. Since 2004, RAN has worked closely with [...]

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KI Nation Paddles 300 km to Protect their Wild Watershed

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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KI Nation Paddles 300 km to Protect their Wild Watershed

Canada’s Boreal forest is part of the world’s largest land-based carbon storehouse. It is also the world’s greatest reservoir of fresh water, and is among the largest unlogged forests left on the planet. But the Boreal has been under threat for years, and, as is often the case, local Indigenous peoples who live in and [...]

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Broad coalition writes to Ontario premier

Thursday, July 24, 2008

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Today RAN was part of a coalition that released a joint public letter to Ontario’s premier calling on him to implement his promises for the Northern Boreal with full respect for Indigenous rights. The letter is here. The Canadian news release is here, and the U.S. one is on RAN.org. It is worth noting that [...]

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Indigenous resistance gets the goods

Friday, July 18, 2008

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If you haven’t already heard about Ontario’s huge announcement for the Boreal and Indigenous rights then you should REALLY check out this earlier post. Ontario’s Premier committed to protect 50% of the province’s Northern Boreal Forest from all industry, and to allow new logging and mining only with the support of First Nations through a [...]

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Huge News for Ontario’s Boreal Forest and its peoples.

Monday, July 14, 2008

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The Ontario Government just announced plans to protect 56 million acres of Northern Boreal forest from all industry. The area falls entirely in the traditional territories of 36 First Nations communities, who are mostly affiliated with the Nishnaabe Aski Nation. The plan commits to bringing protection in Ontario’s roadless Northern Boreal region up to 50% [...]

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