Posts Tagged with "freegrassy"

Update on Logging Grassy Narrows

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Regular Understory readers will remember that Grassy Narrows first Nation succeeded in suspending logging within its traditional territory last year (newbies can read all about it).  Since then, Grassy’s been negotiating with the Province of Ontario to develop a land use plan that earns consent of the community. Today, the local newspaper reports that the [...]

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Hundreds Kick off a Week of Protest in Toronto

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Update: Photos can be found here and here. RAN joined with more than a dozen other groups to sponsor a week-long occupation of the Ontario Legislature in Ontario. Pictures and news reports are below. Event details can be found here. Independent News Coverage Paul Terefenko, “Natives Stake Their Claim.” Now Magazine. May 29, 2008 Judy [...]

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OSU Students Sit-in to Support Grassy Narrows

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


About an hour ago, five students at Ohio State began a sit-in to demand ethical standards for the purchase of wood and paper. The members Free The Planet, a student group on campus, vow to stay until President Gordon Gee signs an agreement to stop the University from buying wood products obtained from Indigenous conflict [...]

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All Eyes on OfficeMax and Grand&Toy

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Reports and pictures are just starting to roll in from the dozens of actions at OfficeMax and Grand & Toy locations throughout the US and Canada. Early this morning, Activists in Toronto locked themselves to the Headquarters of Grand & Toy for the better part of an hour somehow negotiating their way out with no [...]

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Grassy Narrows Clan Mothers Issue Eviction Notice

Thursday, December 13, 2007


There’s few details available, but it sounds like action may be brewing in Grassy Narrows. The message below was forwarded along with this eviction notice late last night from Judy Da Silva, a clan mother and one of many women leading the grassroots effort to end clearcut logging there. These 4 women are out there [...]

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Grassy Narrows Blockade 5th Anniversary

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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Last Friday marked the 5th anniversary of the logging road blockade at Grassy Narrows. Judy DaSilva, a clan mother from Grassy Narrows and member of the grassroots effort to end clear cut logging there, offered these thoughts. December 2, 2002 Grassy Narrows People (& youth) decided to put up a road blockade on a logging [...]

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Pointing the finger

Friday, September 21, 2007


Just winding down from a great event in Toronto this afternoon. RAN teamed up with the Christian Peacemaker Teams to influence the elections coming up here in Ontario. Volunteers worked on the massive banner for weeks. Today it found a home on the lawn of Queen’s Park, the provincial legislature. The message was simple: “native [...]

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The great northern forest

Monday, May 14, 2007


Scientists from around the world are calling on the Canadian legislature to strengthen protections for the increasingly endangered Boreal forest. A letter from 1,500 scientists from 50 countries released today warns: “We are concerned that current conservation planning efforts are insufficient to sustain the ecological integrity of Canada’s Boreal region, one of the most intact [...]

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