• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

First Nations

In Barrie
Aug 16th, 2017
0 Comments
169 Views
Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples demands inquiry By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Barrie’s Allandale Station land needs a public inquiry, or a criminal investigation, to determine if an Indigenous burial site was desecrated, says a governor with the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples....
Aug 15th, 2017
0 Comments
153 Views
Who knows the Land? Who can speak for the Land? Who cares for the Land? From The Land Between  Indigenous Talking Circles are an ancient and traditional way of sharing knowledge, finding solutions, and building community. This tool will be the central part of the Knowledge Circles Project, delivering...
Jun 16th, 2017
0 Comments
291 Views
Water Walker Josephine Mandamin calls for petition to be signed from Picking Up The Bundles Canoe Journey On behalf of Josephine Mandamin our fearless leader in this work for the Water, we’d like to share our initiative to begin another layer of what we must do for the Water. It is our hope tha...
Mar 25th, 2017
0 Comments
396 Views
Jeff Monague From St. Thomas Church, Shanty Bay Current Issues – with Jeff Monague Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm at St. Thomas’, Shanty Bay, 28 Church St., Oro-Medonte Jeff Monague, former chief of Beausoleil First Nation and currently Warden of Springwater Park, will speak about curr...
Feb 13th, 2017
0 Comments
335 Views
See below for Ontario government statement from Grassy Narrows Support Chief Simon Fobister received momentous news when he met Premier Kathleen Wynne on Friday. Premier Wynne promised to him that Ontario would clean up the English-Wabigoon River system and the Dryden Mill and that this cleanup would...
Jan 18th, 2017
0 Comments
359 Views
Decades later, Grassy Narrows First Nation waits for solution to mercury poisoning CBC Radio The Current Read story transcript, listen to podcast  The Grassy Narrows community in northern, Ont., has been plagued with mercury poisoning for decades — affecting its river, its fish, and its people. In th...
Jan 13th, 2017
1 Comment
257 Views
The pledge from the Ministry of the Environment came after the Star and Earthroots volunteers took soil samples from behind a paper mill in Dryden, Ont., which revealed elevated mercury levels By DAVID BRUSER and JAYME POISSON Toronto Star The province vows to “carefully review” new test results show...
Jan 13th, 2017
0 Comments
282 Views
Dryden area: Red circles indicate where worker says he dumped mercury. Star reporters and volunteers from Earthroots took soil samples from behind an old paper mill, 100 kilometres upstream from Grassy Narrows, which revealed significantly elevated levels of mercury By JAYME POISSON and DAVID BRUSER ...
Jan 2nd, 2017
0 Comments
708 Views
The federal government has a responsibility to clean up mercury in Grassy Narrows’ river from Grassy Narrows support The chief of Grassy Narrows sent three letters to the Prime Minister in the past year, urging him to take action to clean up the mercury in the English-Wabigoon river system. Yes...
Dec 13th, 2016
0 Comments
238 Views
By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times Students across Simcoe County could soon have a new daily ritual. A Simcoe County District School Board committee approved a plan Tuesday to formally recognize the area’s First Nations roots with a phrase students might eventually be asked to say every day...