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Declaring sovereignty over land, Grassy Narrows FN leaders ban clear-cut logging – Thestar.com

Oct. 10, 2018

Industrial loggers are banned from clear-cutting the boreal forest near Grassy Narrows, leaders of the First Nation have declared in a land sovereignty claim meant to help the community recover from decades of pollution.

There is currently no ongoing industrial logging in the part of the Whiskey Jack Forest that sits in territory Grassy Narrows leaders say is their peoples’.

The Star obtained data from several individuals and it supports what the people here have been saying for decades: Residents have been exposed to dangerously high levels of mercury and younger generations have probably been affected as well. (The Toronto Star)

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2018/10/10/declaring-sovereignty-over-land-grassy-narrows-fn-leaders-ban-clear-cut-logging.html

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