Stand with Grassy Narrows July 29-31

29 07 2014

Join Idle No More in Toronto on July 29th – 31st, as we stand with Grassy Narrows to bring attention to their continuous struggle for clean water, and their inherent right to protect it. The mercury discovered in the fish has poisoned and destroyed their main staple diet as well as their primary source of revenue. The devastation of Grassy Narrows continues to this day with clear cutting and the termination policies of the Canadian state, which result in the loss of  traditional lands and waterways. Canadian policies and legislation regarding Indigenous lands that backs the oil industry will adversely affect our communities from coast to coast.

The Anishinaabe of Grassy Narrows live everyday with the devastation that mercury poisoning has done to their land, food, water and most importantly, their bodies.

Grassy Narrows River Run 2014

Steve-Fobister-SR-Grassy-Narrows.jpgFormer Grassy Narrows Chief Steve Fobister Sr. is on hunger strike to call for justice for mercury survivors at Queen’s Park in Toronto. Join him after 12pm if you can and take action

Ontario is planning to clearcut an area more than half the size of Toronto in Grassy Narrows. Clearcuts will deepen the tragedy of mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows. A tragedy that Ontario and Canada have refused to apologize and make amends for forcing Steve Fobister’s hunger strike.

Make sure to join River Run 2014 activities this week.

Grassy Narrows Public Forum

6:30pm, July 29, 2014, 55 Dundas E (Ryerson University)

Featuring: Grassy Narrows Chief Roger Fobister; Judy Da Silva – Grassy Narrows Clan Mother; Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – Writer, educator and activist and Stephen Lewis.

Get tickets:

River Run 2014: Walk with Grassy Narrows for Clean Water and Indigenous Rights

12pm, July 31, 2014, walk starts at Grange Park.




2 responses

29 07 2014

Mother Nature is with you, It’s been the same with fracking, it’s the story of the arctic, it’s the story of human DNA, it’s time for every living soul to stand up, while they can, bless your efforts, i’d say things will work out in the end

29 07 2014

Reblogged this on paddypicasso and commented:
one little protest, one mighty consequence, the story is the story of our lives, do we pass on it, and wait for the next to happen?

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