Drummers play on the tracks as people from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and supporters gather for a meeting with officials during their blockade of the CN St. Clair spur line. (DAVE CHIDLEY /THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Mercury-blighted community of Grassy Narrows takes its case to the UN
A 2001 risk assessment of the water system at Grassy Narrows by the Bimose Tribal Council showed the presence of the same problems with turbidity and DBPs noted in a 2015 letter to the chief from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.
The James Bay split: Cree Nation in Quebec thrives, while First Nations in Ontario languish
Grassy Narrows First Nation has launched a court challenge that aims to be the first case to successfully argue environmental degradation can violate people’s rights under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Protesters have been occupying the Toronto office of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada since mid-morning, demanding the federal government take action after a spate of suicide attempts in Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario.