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Petition of Support for Grassy Narrows and Surrounding Communities Affected by Mercury and Other Contamination in their call for a National Inquiry

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We are supporting Grassy Narrows First Nation and nearby mercury-affected communities in their call for a National Inquiry into the historic and continuing impact of mercury poisoning and other contamination.

This Inquiry is necessary as a result of continued pressure on the Grassy Narrows community from industrial forestry, the devastation of their traditional economy and livelihood, and continuing health impacts. The health of community members in Grassy Narrows and nearby mercury-affected communities continues to deteriorate. Two generations after the Dryden pulp mill released pollution into the English-Wabigoon river system, children are still being born with health problems from mercury and other contamination.

As we find ourselves upon the 8th anniversary of the blockade against clearcutting in Grassy Narrows’ territory, and following upon AFN Resolution No. 04/2010, Support for Grassy Narrows and Other Mercury Impacted Communities,

1. WE CALL ON the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario to hold a National Inquiry to assess the historic and continuing impact of mercury and other contamination in Grassy Narrows and the surrounding communities, to evaluate the success of efforts to date to address this issue, and make recommendations on effective next steps. We urge Canada and Ontario to each take responsibility, under their respective jurisdictions, by calling this inquiry by March 1, 2011

2. WE RESOLVE THAT, should Canada and Ontario fail to take their responsibility, the responsibility for holding this inquiry will fall upon First Nation governments and we will meet that responsibility. With the support of the Assembly of First Nations, a national inquiry would then be held under the jurisdiction of Grand Council Treaty #3 and Grassy Narrows First Nation.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 23, 2016
    Jun 23, 2016
    Clean up Grassy Narrows NOW.
  • Russell Jordan
    Russell Jordan Canada, Mississauga
    Jun 23, 2016
    Jun 23, 2016
    This isn't some third-world wasteland. This is Canada. If we put as much effort into ensuring the health and safety of Grassy Narrows as we do in welcoming refugees and sending billions in aid around the world, this horrid problem would have been solved long ago. As a nation, as a Canadian people, what are our priorities?
  • michael wineberg
    michael wineberg Canada, Nanaimo
    Jun 20, 2016
    Jun 20, 2016
    Thanks to Island Tides paper and David Suzuki for informing of this petition.
  • Kristina Melnyk
    Kristina Melnyk Canada, Mont-saint-hilaire
    Jun 03, 2016
    Jun 03, 2016
    How much longer must this truly long-suffering community wait for concrete action? The same situation in any other Canadian municipality is, quite simply, unimaginable. This is 2016 !
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