Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

June 4, 2024

Mercury Justice for Grassy Narrows in Ontario

“Enough is enough. It is time for mercury justice for Grassy Narrows. I stand here for my children and grandchildren and the future generations.” - Judy Da Silva, Grassy Narrows grandmother and Environmental Health Coordinator
 (Image Free Grassy Twitter/X) June 4, 2024

BREAKING: Queens Park security denying access to Chief Turtle in the Ontario Legislative Assembly to serve statement of claim to Premier Doug Ford (Image Free Grassy, Twitter/X)

BREAKING: “Time and again the government has chosen to prioritize corporate profits at our expense.” - Grassy Narrows Chief Turtle Turtle is at Queen’s Park to serve his legal action on Premier Doug Ford Directly. (Image Free Grassy, Twitter/X)

CBC reports, "A First Nation in northwestern Ontario that has faced decades of mercury poisoning is suing the provincial and federal governments, arguing they've failed to protect its treaty rights.

Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek First Nation — known as Grassy Narrows — filed the lawsuit in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday morning."

(Images via Free Grassy on Twitter/X)

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