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Free Grassy Narrows - Treaty Rights - Clear Cutting and Water Contamination

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Join host Russ Letica in and open the discussion with our guest Judy Da Silva, on topic of the  long battle for First Nation communities who depend on Mother Earth for thier livelihood.  In Treaty 3 which was signed in 1873, Canada promised to respect the right of the Ojibway to hunt and fish in their territory. There are high levels of mercury in that and scientific studies indicate that the boreal watersheds subjected to clear cutting often raises the mercury levels in fish above the levels fit for human consumption. This situation goes back to 1962 when Dryden paper mill dumped 9,000 kg of mercury into their river.

A River Run will be held in Toronto July 29 - 31 2014 https://www.facebook.com/events/740594235961702/

 

"What Grassy Narrows wants more than anything is to maintain its community … a protection of its traditional way of life and finding a way of building a local, sustainable economy.”

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