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Posted by 07/03/06

More reports from Grassy Narrows. This from Alex. On Wednesday a man called ‘Shoon’ came by our campsite. He is on the Tribal Council of Grassy Narrows, and is also one of the trappers involved in the groundbreaking lawsuit against the province and Abitibi Consolidated. The lawsuit has to do with the fact that the clear cutting in this area infringes upon his and the communities ability to maintain hunting and like activities on traditional trap lines. Traditional subsistence rights are guaranteed under Treaty 3, a document of more than a hundred years old. Shoon came by and told us...   Read more

Posted by Rainforest Action Network 06/29/06

How Ford and GM can possibly frame their latest auto buying incentive as helping anything but foreign wars and global warming is totally beyond me. On my way to work this morning, I heard a GM commercial state that if you buy a HUMMER by July 5th, you will pay only $1.99 per gallon of gas for an entire year. A Hummer! So GM is incentivizing the worst gas guzzler known to humankind by offering discounts on the gas that fuels this country’s oil addiction. It’s like a happy hour for petroholics! Yet the auto companies are framing this as...   Read more

Posted by Rainforest Action Network 06/29/06

How Ford and GM can possibly frame their latest auto buying incentive as helping anything but foreign wars and global warming is totally beyond me. On my way to work this morning, I heard a GM commercial state that if you buy a HUMMER by July 5th, you will pay only $1.99 per gallon of gas for an entire year. A Hummer! So GM is incentivizing the worst gas guzzler known to humankind by offering discounts on the gas that fuels this country’s oil addiction. It’s like a happy hour for petroholics! Yet the auto companies are framing this as...   Read more

Posted by Rainforest Action Network 06/29/06

How Ford and GM can possibly frame their latest auto buying incentive as helping anything but foreign wars and global warming is totally beyond me. On my way to work this morning, I heard a GM commercial state that if you buy a HUMMER by July 5th, you will pay only $1.99 per gallon of gas for an entire year. A Hummer! So GM is incentivizing the worst gas guzzler known to humankind by offering discounts on the gas that fuels this country’s oil addiction. It’s like a happy hour for petroholics! Yet the auto companies are framing this as...   Read more

Posted by Rainforest Action Network 06/29/06

How Ford and GM can possibly frame their latest auto buying incentive as helping anything but foreign wars and global warming is totally beyond me. On my way to work this morning, I heard a GM commercial state that if you buy a HUMMER by July 5th, you will pay only $1.99 per gallon of gas for an entire year. A Hummer! So GM is incentivizing the worst gas guzzler known to humankind by offering discounts on the gas that fuels this country’s oil addiction. It’s like a happy hour for petroholics! Yet the auto companies are framing this as...   Read more

Posted by 06/28/06

This report comes from Caitlin, one of several interns spending their Summer in Grassy Narrows: After 400-500 years of assault on the spirit, the Anishinabe nation has begun the process of healing their nation and spirit. This was why they named their Youth and Elders Gathering “Healing the Spirit.” Hosted by Grassy Narrows, the gathering took place at the blockade sight June 13-15. Gatherings like this are an important step in this long but crucial process. The Gathering has become a yearly event and brings together youth from Grassy Narrows as well as other youth from the Anishinabe nation. Leon...   Read more

Posted by 06/28/06

This report comes from Caitlin, one of several interns spending their Summer in Grassy Narrows: After 400-500 years of assault on the spirit, the Anishinabe nation has begun the process of healing their nation and spirit. This was why they named their Youth and Elders Gathering “Healing the Spirit.” Hosted by Grassy Narrows, the gathering took place at the blockade sight June 13-15. Gatherings like this are an important step in this long but crucial process. The Gathering has become a yearly event and brings together youth from Grassy Narrows as well as other youth from the Anishinabe nation. Leon...   Read more

Posted by 06/26/06

We continue to hear good reports from Solidiarity Summer going on now in Grassy Narrows. The First Nation community in NW Ontario is struggling to defend its traditions from multinational logging companies. Join them at the Earth Justice Gathering July 10-16th. This report comes from Christy: For several years now, Grassy Narrows has hosted a three-day gathering for youth from the community and from other First Nations communities. The gathering, and in particular this year’s theme, “Healing the Spirit,” speaks to the community’s emphasis on the power of its youth, its value on spirituality and traditional ways, and its...   Read more

Posted by 06/26/06

We continue to hear good reports from Solidiarity Summer going on now in Grassy Narrows. The First Nation community in NW Ontario is struggling to defend its traditions from multinational logging companies. Join them at the Earth Justice Gathering July 10-16th. This report comes from Christy: For several years now, Grassy Narrows has hosted a three-day gathering for youth from the community and from other First Nations communities. The gathering, and in particular this year’s theme, “Healing the Spirit,” speaks to the community’s emphasis on the power of its youth, its value on spirituality and traditional ways, and its...   Read more

Posted by 06/26/06

We continue to hear good reports from Solidiarity Summer going on now in Grassy Narrows. The First Nation community in NW Ontario is struggling to defend its traditions from multinational logging companies. Join them at the Earth Justice Gathering July 10-16th. This report comes from Christy: For several years now, Grassy Narrows has hosted a three-day gathering for youth from the community and from other First Nations communities. The gathering, and in particular this year’s theme, “Healing the Spirit,” speaks to the community’s emphasis on the power of its youth, its value on spirituality and traditional ways, and its...   Read more

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