Jan 3rd, 2018
Wilmer Nadjiwon -A. Cuffe photo By Denis Langlois Owen Sound Sun Times A sacred fire is burning at Neyaashiinigmiing and a funeral is being organized for Saturday morning as people mourn the death of respected and well-known Ojibway elder Wilmer Nadjiwon. The residential school survivor, Second World...
Dec 19th, 2017
You-know-who with fund-raising t-shirt This started off as a review of three important books that I thought would be good gifts for activists – then it morphed into a Christmas wish list from all of us to all of us. These are the books: -Boiling Point – Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and ...
Dec 15th, 2017
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror The federal and provincial governments, along with Beausoleil First Nation, are each contributing $2.35 million to rejuvenate both wharfs and improve transportation to and from Christian Island. “Investing in transportation networks connects communities and offe...
Dec 2nd, 2017
From Grassy Narrows Support Today our friends in Grassy Narrows will celebrate 15 years of resistance to industrial logging on their traditional territory, along with some incredible news. On Wednesday, under intense pressure from Grassy Narrows and their supporters, the Canadian government committed...
Nov 28th, 2017
The Canadian Press November 20, 2017 Chief Simon Fobister doesn’t have to imagine the grief and anguish and pain that decades of slow-motion mercury poisoning have wrought on the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation. After all, he’s one of them. Fobister and a number of his family members are among ...
Nov 23rd, 2017
From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Those attending the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust AGM next Wednesday November 29th are in for a treat. Acclaimed author Mark Zelinski will be on hand to speak about his newest book, Heart of Turtle Island, a spectacular photographic exposé on the Niagara ...
Nov 23rd, 2017
The experience of Grassy Narrows must be understood as part of the legacy of decades of mistreatment of Canada’s Indigenous people by the government and industry — something that follows from extortionist government policies that forcibly removed Indigenous communities to areas unsuited to their trad...
Nov 11th, 2017
Grassy Narrows resident Steve Fobister is tested for mercury poisoning symptoms by the late Dr. Masazumi Harada in 2010 -Kate Harries photo AWARE SIMCOE UPDATE: Link to Free Grassy and message to Wynne and Trudeau: Build a Mercury Home and Treatment Centre in Grassy Narrows. Add your signature now! A...
Nov 10th, 2017
Mark Calzavera of the Council of Canadians addresses the crowd at the Wyebridge Community Centre – Melanie Robitaille photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall did not reply to a request from Council of Canadians representative Mark Calzavera that he step back...
Nov 7th, 2017
County Warden and Liberal candidate Gerry Marshall at the water walk potluck -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Air and water were quite calm when the water walkers gathered in the dark by Georgian Bay at Cedar Point. The light crept up and just above the horizon a narrow band of ...