Grassy Narrows women boycott Weyerhaeuser Corp and the logging industry
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Buchwald Room Millennium Library (2nd floor)
251 Donald Street
The Call Out:
"The forest is so affected by paper and [we want] for people to make a knowledgeable decision on the paper products that they use, and if it comes from Weyerhaeuser...for them to know that it is destroying our people, our way of life." -Judy da Silva of Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows First Nation)
Long time Anishnabe activist Judy da Silva will be speaking about forming alliances and how people can get active in protecting t...he land, water, sky, people and animals on our shared earth. What are the steps to boycotting a big industrial company? How can one person help to support the women of Grassy Narrows to boycott? Can the people of Winnipeg launch a boycott? Please join us to find out how you can support the struggle.
After more than a decade of letter-writing, meetings, protests, petitions, speaking tours, and legal efforts, youth from the Grassy Narrows community took matters into their own hands.
In 2002, the youth of Grassy Narrows First Nation lay down in the path of industrial logging trucks blocking the main logging road through their territory, and sparking what is now the longest standing indigenous logging blockade in Canadian history.
After another decade of struggle, Weyerhaeuser continues to push to regain access to Grassy Narrows' wood.
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