River Run: March and rally with Grassy Narrows

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 16:00

March and rally with Grassy Narrows First Nation, as part of River Run 2012. 

 

Please join us. We’ll continue a tradition of community lead action for justice—for our people, and for the protection of the water, air, and forests that give life to us all.

In April 2010, we marched together as one wild river flowing onto the steps of Queen’s Park to deliver our demands on World Health Day. We ask that you join us again this year to make clear to those at Queen’s Park that we’re as strong as ever, and will continue to demand justice for our people and protection for our environment. 

Over 40 years ago our people were poisoned by mercury from a paper mill that contaminated our river upstream. Our people are demanding justice because we are still dealing with the ongoing health impacts of this avoidable disaster. It’s an inescapable truth that this poison will affect everyone if we don’t stand together to protect our water.

For decades the GNAA community members have been on the front lines of the movement to defend the earth and to uphold Indigenous self-determination, culture and spirituality. We have kicked out logging giant Abitibi for now, but there is still much work to be done. 

Joining in River Run 2012 is a great opportunity to show your support and to join us in the fight to protect Indigenous rights and the water, air, land, and creatures that we all depend on.

 

Grange Park
Beverly Street (Behind the Art Gallery of Ontario)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 13.7232" N, 79° 23' 37.7844" W
Ontario CA

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