Grants in North America

Boreal Action Project
2007
$3,000 in support for a cross-cultural action camp in Manitoba, Canada between urban activists and youth and Elders from Indigenous communities to discuss methods of furthering mutual goals and build campaign, media, and direct action skills.
Community Forest Team
2007
$2,000 in support for an effort to bring Pacific Lumber Company, which is currently bankrupt, under community control and implement a plan for permanent, sustainable timber management of 197,000 acres of redwood forests, while 12,000 acres of old-growth and environmentally significant habitat are preserved.
Mother Earth Helpers (Grassy Narrows First Nation)
2007
$540 in support for Mother Earth Helpers patrol of Grassy Narrows' Traditional Sacred Grounds and the establishment of three campsites that would block secondary roads where logging is happening.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (on behalf of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug)
2006
$5,000 in support of KI, a fly-in community of approximately 900 people located 400km from the nearest road in the Canadian Boreal, in its legal efforts to defend its treaty rights against a $10 billion lawsuit filled by Platinex and to mount a constitutional challenge to so-called "free entry" mining and the Ontario Mining Act.
Grassy Narrows Women's Drum Group
2006
$2,170 to support a three day gathering of youth from Grassy Narrows (who were the catalysts and initiators of the community's now 4-year blockade) and other First Nations communities, including workshops on traditional skills and leadership building, sweat lodges and traditional feasts and discussions led by Indigenous leaders on tribal and treaty history and Indigenous land rights.
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