Support Grassy Narrows First Nation: Join the event to honour 20 years of the Grassy Narrows blockade!

Support Grassy Narrows First Nation: Join the event to honour 20 years of the Grassy Narrows blockade!

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 202292 Views

November 29, 2022

Twenty years ago Grassy Narrows youth said ‘enough is enough’ and on December 2, 2002 they laid down in front of logging trucks and sparked the longest standing blockades in Canada.

On December 2, 2022 at 12 p.m. EST you can tune in online to join Grassy Narrows people as they feast in honour of the blockade.

Honour the Indigenous land defenders and supporters and visit the blockade virtually by registering here: https://freegrassy.net/blockade/#Dec2Register

Through 20 years of perseverance Grassy Narrows youth have succeeded in fighting back against the world’s largest pulp and paper company, preventing all industrial logging on their 7,000 square kilometer homeland, saving over 15 million trees, and helping to build the movement for Indigenous sovereignty and land back.

But the fight continues as Ontario continues to grant thousands of mining claims on Grassy Narrows lands and is even proposing to open up part of the territory to industrial logging.

You can stay updated on the continuing struggle for justice for Grassy Narrows by signing up to receive the latest news about Grassy Narrows solidarity here: https://freegrassy.net/signup/

Some links and resources to learn more:

Listen to Grassy Narrows grandmother Roberta Keesick on As it Happens in 2008 talking about kicking out the world’s largest newsprint company from Grassy Narrows territory.

Read this interview with Judy Da Silva and Roberta Keesick from 2005.

· Watch this excerpt from the 2003 Thunder Bay Indymedia documentary about the blockade.

Hope to see you at this important event!

NT5

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