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.