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Grassy Narrows Brings Logging Fight to Supreme Court of Canada
Michael Butler, Council of Canadians
On May 15, 14 years after Grassy Narrows’ case against logging began winding its way through the courts, the Supreme Court of Canada began hearing the First Nation’s legal case (Ke...
Grassy Narrows Blockade to Resume if Logging Operation Starts
Gale Courey Toensing
Assembly of First Nations Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy has called for an immediate blockade of logging operations if the Ontario government’s plan to allow clear-cutting of m...
Canada Government's Social Media Monitoring Raises Questions About Freedom of Expression
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is hooked into social media, but some feel the Conservative government may be going too far, monitoring chat rooms, sites such as Facebook and other p...
Grassy Narrows Anti-Logging Blockade Marks Ten-Year Anniversary
David P. Ball
In remote northwest Ontario, a crackling bonfire and story-telling quietly marked the 10-year anniversary of the longest protest blockade in Canada's history, one that has become a...
Mercury Poisoning Five Decades Later for Grassy Narrows and White Dog First Nations
It has been nearly five decades, but the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario are still plagued by mercury poisoning despite numerous remediation measures and cleanup p...
Grassy Narrows First Nation Wins Anti-Logging Court Case
The Grassy Narrows First Nation (Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek) of northwestern Ontario, Canada, has won a legal victory that could turn the tide in its 11-year battle aga...
AFN Demands Answers in Grassy Narrows Mercury Poisoning
Gale Courey Toensing
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is calling on the Canadian government and the Ontario provincial government to hold a national inquiry into the historic and continuing mercury ...