Tell the government to respect Indigenous land rights
Ninety per cent of the people tested in Grassy Narrows First Nation has symptoms of mercury poisoning, the result of industrial and provincial negligence dating back to 1962.
Tired of the province’s failure to protect the health of the land and waters on which they depend, the nation declared its traditional territories a Sovereign and Protected Area in 2018. Yet the province has allowed a surge in mining claims in their territory. The Ontario government is currently reviewing a new application to drill for gold that would compound the harm that mercury poisoning has already caused.
The people of Grassy Narrows have emerged as leaders in the movement for social justice and land protection. The violation of Grassy Narrows’ Land Declaration is a significant threat to their self-determination, rights and culture.
Stand with Grassy Narrows in their effort to responsibly steward nature. Send a message to Ontario’s minister of energy, mines, northern development and Indigenous affairs today, calling for withdrawal of Grassy Narrows territory from mining and mineral exploration.