Thursday, November 02, 2006

Important events at McMaster University on Nov. 3rd!

McMaster First Nation Student Association presents:

Seven Fires Prophecy

Guest Speaker: Walter Cooke

Date: Friday Nov. 3 2006

Time: 2:30pm - 4pm

Location: MUSC Rm 311/313

Cassandra Pohl
Indigenous Studies
Ext. 27426
Grassy Narrows Blockaders Speak
Respect Native Rights; Protect Ancient Forests


Judy Da Silva and Roberta Keesick, two Indigenous leaders of the Grassy Narrows logging blockade will speak about their fight to protect their culture, their forests, and their Indigenous people's right to self-determination on their traditional territory.


November 3rd, 2006. 7 p.m.


McMaster University
Ewart Angus Centre 1A6
Pay what you can. We suggest a donation of $5-$10 to support Grassy Narrows.


2,500 square miles of forests, lakes and rivers north of Kenora, Ontario have sustained the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation for thousands of years. Now Weyerhaeuser, and Abitibi, with the consent of the McGunity government are driving a wave of destructive logging that
threatens to uproot their traditional way of life.

On December 2nd, 2002 the indigenous youth of the Grassy Narrows First Nation lay down in the path of industrial logging machines, blocking access to their traditional homeland. Their action sparked the longest standing indigenous logging blockade in Canadian history.

But, almost 4 years later, logging is still taking place on remote sections of Grassy Narrows' land. Weyerhaeuser, Abitibi, and the Ontario Government refuse to stop the logging, and respect the community's right to manage their territrory as they see fit.

Endorsed by: Christian Peacemaker Teams, ForestEthics, Rainforest Action Network, Journalists for Human Rights Ryerson

For more information check out:

Contact: 289-439-3230
Cassandra Pohl
Indigenous Studies
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
P: 905 525 9140 ext 27426
F: 905 540 8443

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