10 Years of Grassy Narrows Blockade: A Sacred Fire at Queen’s Park
Sunday, December 2nd
Queen’s Park Front Lawn
Scared Fire, Snacks Served, Children’s Games and Community Gathering.
No Clearcuts! No Mercury! Mark The 10 Year Anniversary of the Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek Blockade!
On December 2, 2002, two young Anishnaabwekwe from Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong went out to the woods in the snow to start what is now the longest running indigenous blockade in the recent memory of Turtle Island. Please join us to mark a decade of struggle and achievement, and remember the work still to be done.
In the decade since the blockade began, the community continues to maintain a moratorium on clearcutting in their traditional territories. For ten years now, despite the ongoing threat of logging, grandmothers, mothers, trappers and youth have held off some of the world’s largest paper corporations. The community has also taken the Ontario government to task for inaction on the ongoing effects of mercury poisoning on their families and ecosystems.
Many of you, your families, your organizations, your communities, have supported their efforts in the last decade. The Sacred Fire at Queen’s Park Lawn on December 2nd, 2012, is a great way to show your ongoing support and to mark an important anniversary in the fight to protect Indigenous rights and the water, air, land, and creatures that we all depend on.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and visit Freegrassy.org for more info and updates.