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International campaign shines a spotlight on Grassy Narrows First Nation – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2019167 Views

November 4, 2019

Amnesty International is launching a new advocacy campaign that is putting the international spotlight on Grassy Narrows, a community in Ontario that has been dealing with the catastrophic effects of mercury poisoning for half a century.

The letter writing campaign is being launched ahead of the global Human Rights Day in December.

Grassy Narrows First Nation is one of the 10 cases included in the organization’s Write for Rights event.

“I hope that the government hears these youth and what they’ve been saying. I hope the government hears that there are millions of people around the world watching what they’re doing when they violate the human rights of Indigenous children,” said Ana Collins, Amnesty International Canada’s Indigenous rights campaign advisor.

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