Take action with Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek!
Help get the Grassy Narrows Women's Drum Group to River Run 2014!In July 2014 our community will continue our strong leadership in demanding justice for our community and the environment. We need your support to make this happen!
On the week of July 28-August 1st we will be coming to Toronto for River Run 2014! We will lead a week of events to raise public awareness about our struggle for justice and water protection. The week will culminate in a large march to Queen's Park where we will demand:
2. AN END TO CLEAR-CUTTING
3. SOVEREIGNTY OVER OUR TERRITORY
There are costs associated with this week of events- the largest of which is our transportation costs to get our community members over 1, 700km to Toronto, that's why we need your support! Donate now!
Over 40 years ago our people were poisoned by mercury from a paper mill upstream from our community; the mercury contaminated our river and poisoned our people. Our people are demanding justice because we are still dealing with the ongoing health impacts of this avoidable disaster. It's an inescapable truth that this poison will affect everyone if we don't stand together to protect our water.
For decades the GNAA community members have been on the front lines of the movement to defend the earth and to uphold indigenous self-determination, culture and spirituality. We have driven away logging companies who were set on clearcutting our forests, but the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources continues to support these destructive industries with its new Forest Management Plan, which calls for clearcut logging on our territory. We must stop them, you can help!
For more information visit www.FreeGrassy.net
Your support today will help us continue our fight to protect our rights and the water, air, land and creatures that we all depend on.