Posts Tagged with "Grassy Narrows"

The Latest Small Grants Supporting Frontline Communities

Thursday, May 20, 2010


The below dozen grants distributed over the last few months through RAN’s Protect-an-Acre program and through our role as an advisor to Global Greengrant Fund supported frontline community efforts to defend their land and rights in forest regions in Africa, South & Central America, Southeast Asia and Appalachia. Protect-an-Acre KONTAK Rakyat Borneo $4,000 to carry [...]

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Grassy Narrows Seeks Justice After 4 Decades of Mercury Poisoning

Monday, April 26, 2010


RAN supported the community of Grassy Narrows in Ontario, Canada with a $3,000 grant facilitated through our role as an advisor to Global Greengrants Fund for 2 public events in Toronto on the 40th anniversary of when the community was poisoned by mercury from an upstream pulp mill (which continues to make people sick today). [...]

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Broad coalition writes to Ontario premier

Thursday, July 24, 2008


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 It is worth noting that [...]

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Indigenous resistance gets the goods

Friday, July 18, 2008


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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Canada Looking for Terrorists in Grassy Narrows

Friday, June 27, 2008


The National Post just reported that Canada’s top Federal spooks were keeping *really* close tabs on last year’s National Day of Action for Native Rights–apparently including protests planned in support of Grassy Narrows. Mind you, this is not terribly surprising–when Canadian customs started seizing our laptops and cameras at the border a couple years back, [...]

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Grassy Victory Articles

Monday, June 23, 2008


Check out these lengthy news pieces on Grassy Narrows’ victory in kicking the clear-cut logging corporations off their territory – an area three times the size of Yosemite National Park. CBC National primetime interview with Roberta Keesick Article on AlterNet Feature Article in Toronto’s Now Magazine Article on Environmental News Service newswire The Toronto [...]

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The Old Growth Campaign Victory – how did we do that?

Friday, June 20, 2008


RAN doesn’t have big campaign victories every day. We are definitely a very talented group of people who work with very talented activists, organizers, ally organizations, and community members every day, and we celebrate our successes when they happen – readers of this blog definitely know this to be true. But a victory as big [...]

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Grassy Narrows Victory Conference Call Thursday!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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If you’ve been reading this blog, you know by know that RAN’s Old Growth Campaign had a major victory last week when AbitibiBowater, the largest paper company in the world, announced that it would immediately stop logging on the Grassy Narrows First Nation’s traditional territory in Ontario, Canada. RAN’s Old Growth team, along with the [...]

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Message from JB Fobister in Grassy Narrows

Thursday, June 5, 2008


JB Fobister is a Grassy Narrows member who has been a key part of the community’s work towards self-determination. He sends this message: Six years ago when we blocked the main logging road near our small community people told us we were crazy to take on two of the largest logging companies in the world. [...]

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Grassy Narrows Wins. For Real.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


It was a regular day at RAN today, full of meetings and discussions with my ever so talented colleagues. Until about 3pm when David Sone, my fellow Old Growth campaigner, interrupted a meeting that I was in to tell me that AbitibiBowater had just announced that they will pull their logging operations out of Grassy [...]

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