Posts Tagged with "Ontario"

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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Message from JB Fobister in Grassy Narrows

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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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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