Grassy Narrows Travel to Seattle to Protest Weyerhauser
02 Mar 2007 23:39 GMT
Indigenous Activists from Grassy Narrows Kick off 3,000 Mile Journey to Evict Weyerhaeuser from Their Land
For Immediate Release: February 23, 2007 GRASSY NARROW, ONTARIO - On Friday, Feb. 23, community members from the Grassy Narrows First Nation will begin a journey from their traditional territory in Northwest Ontario to the headquarters of logging giant Weyerhaeuser in Federal Way, Wash. Despite years of community opposition, Weyerhaeuser continues to produce and sell building materials made from wood clear-cut and taken without community consent from Grassy Narrows land.
The "Road to Seattle" tour will feature presentations from community members and organizing workshops hosted by activists working locally and nationally to defend forests and promote Indigenous rights. Stops on the tour include Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria before culminating in Washington state.
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