Grassy Narrows Blockaders Speak in Saskatoon Respect Native Rights; Protect Ancient Forests
WHAT: Indigenous activists behind the Grassy Narrows logging blockade will speak about their fight to protect their culture, their forests, and their Indigenous people’s right to self-determination on their Traditional Territory. The event will include live music.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 at 6:30-9pm
WHERE: Saskatoon public library downtown 311 23rd St East, Saskatoon Wheelchair accessible
FREE. Donations to support Grassy Narrows are welcome.
BACKGROUND: 2,500 square miles of forests, lakes and rivers north of Kenora, Ontario have sustained the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation for thousands of years. Now Weyerhaeuser, and Abitibi, with the consent of the Ontario government are driving a wave of destructive logging that threatens to uproot their traditional way of life.
On December 2nd, 2002 the indigenous youth of the Grassy Narrows First Nation lay down in the path of industrial logging machines – blocking access to their traditional homeland. Their action sparked the longest standing indigenous logging blockade in Canadian history.
But, more than four years later, logging is still taking place on remote sections of Grassy Narrows’ land, and on January 17th, the people of Grassy Narrows called for a moratorium on all logging on their traditional lands. Weyerhaeuser, Abitibi, and the Ontario Government refuse to stop the logging, and respect the community’s right to manage their territory as they see fit.
Endorsed by: Rainforest Action Network, University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Peoples Program, Sierra Youth Coalition, Saskatoon Amnesty International Group 33, Saskatchewan Boreal Forest Learning Centre
For more information check out: FreeGrassy.org www.friendsofgrassynarrows.com
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Larry Marshall Larry Marshall is a farmer from Shellbrook, SK who has been involved in organic agricultural exchanges since 1990 to Cuba, China, Zimbabwe and Costa Rica.
EE Burritos Restaurant (corner of 22nd Street and Avenue P) Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00pm DJ and dancing to follow! ¡Traiga sus zapatos de baile!
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Larry Marshall Larry Marshall es agricultor de Shellbrook, SK que ha sido participante en programas de intercambio en la agricultura orgánica desde el año 1990 en Cuba, China, Zimbabwe y Costa Rica
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