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Posted by 07/06/06

This report comes from Christy. Follow developments on the Earth Justice Gathering in Grassy Narrows at FreeGrassy.org. Thursday, June 29, 2006 Last night, members from the community held a barbeque and evening of music and dancing at the blockade site in order to recognize and thank the organizers and volunteers who helped out with preparation for and activities during the youth gathering and powwow. In addition to the many youth organizers and helpers from the community, Grassy Narrows also chose to honor our group of interns. It was a great mix of familiar faces of people we’d worked with...   Read more

Posted by 07/05/06

The gathering scheduled for next week in Grassy Narrows is gaining steam. This note of support came from Steve Fobister, a Band Council Member. Pictures from a visit to Steve's trapline can be found here. Ahneen Kakinna, Today was a feast day at the blockade organized by our visitors who have been with us for the few last weeks, people from Forest Ethics, Rainforest Action Network and other environmental groups. Our people, the youths and elders have been teaching how fish is smoked and to make smoked...   Read more

Posted by 07/05/06

The gathering scheduled for next week in Grassy Narrows is gaining steam. This note of support came from Steve Fobister, a Band Council Member. Pictures from a visit to Steve's trapline can be found here. Ahneen Kakinna, Today was a feast day at the blockade organized by our visitors who have been with us for the few last weeks, people from Forest Ethics, Rainforest Action Network and other environmental groups. Our people, the youths and elders have been teaching how fish is smoked and to make smoked...   Read more

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 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

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