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Grassy Narrows responds to Supreme Court setback. 
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Grassy Narrows had an upsetting setback at the Supreme Court today. They need our support. 

Read details of the Supreme Court decision and responses by Grassy Narrows leadership. Join Grassy Narrows in Toronto for River Run 2014.

Whatever the Supreme Court says, as long as we are here we are going to bring our issues to the world. We need to protect our way of life. This isn’t going to change who we are – a land based people that relies on our forests and our water. In my heart, in my feelings we are going to keep doing what we are doing and that is to protect the land and our way of life. 

Judy Da Silva, Lynx Clan. (Read full statement)

This has been a long fight and while we are disappointed in today’s outcome we will be continuing to fight to protect the health, welfare and culture of the people of Grassy Narrows using all the tools available to us. We believe Ontario and industry are morally and politically obliged to seek our consent before logging our lands.

J. B. Fobster (Read full statement)
 
In 1970 Grassy Narrows people learned that their daily meal of fish was contaminated with mercury poison. Ontario had allowed a paper mill upstream to dump 9,000 kg of mercury into Grassy Narrows' River. Three generations of Grassy Narrows families are still dealing with the impacts of mercury on their health, culture, and livelihood.
 
Now, Ontario has finalized plans for another decade of clearcut logging on Grassy Narrows Territory - a practice that is known to release dangerous amounts of mercury into lakes and rivers.  This callous plan will deepen the tragedy of mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows.  Grassy Narrows has said 'no' to clearcut logging and has called for our help to make sure that this dangerous logging plan is never carried out.
 
Please join the Grassy Narrows Women's Drum group as they demand clean water and respect for their Indigenous rights. Read more information here
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