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Jul 7th, 2012
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Tree named in memory of Gord Leonard grows in Christian Island orchardBy Tiffany Ruffett July 7 2012A few centuries ago, the wave of immigration to this land brought a tremendous amount of upheaval and displacement for every Indigenous Nation on Turtle Island in the years which followed.  Contrary to...
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Jun 4th, 2012
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CBC News Jun 4, 2012 First Nations people from Grassy Narrows, Ont., continue to suffer the effects of mercury poisoning more than 40 years after commercial fishing was closed, a new report shows.The report, released in English today in Toronto, outlines the long-term effects on people who lived alon...
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Jun 4th, 2012
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50 years after dumping began governments refuse to acknowledge MinamataDiseaseNews release from Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek May 30 2012The people of Grassy Narrows are still suffering from thedebilitating health impacts of mercury poison fifty years after a Drydenmill began dumpin...
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May 25th, 2012
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By SARA ROSS, The Packet & Times May 23 2012 A First Nation solidarity camp — which moved from Coldwater to Awenda Provincial Park early this month — isn’t interfering with park operations, says Ken Lacroix, zone manager for the Ministry of Natural Resources’ (MNR) central Ontario branch....
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May 9th, 2012
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Midland Free Press May 5 2012 A First Nation encampment at the Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum has packed up and moved on. The group has moved their protest to near Penetanguishene. ...
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May 2nd, 2012
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Posted on YouTube May 1 2012 Mel Howell talks about what settler society can learn from First Nations and how a special relationship was forged at Site 41.Link ...
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Apr 30th, 2012
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By MIRANDA MINASSIAN Orillia Packet & Times April 30 2012Hoping to foster good faith with the stewards of the Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, First Nation activists camping in front of the museum have agreed to leave the site as of Friday....
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Apr 27th, 2012
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By SARA ROSS Orillia Packet & Times April 26 2012A First Nation solidarity camp on Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum property must be removed, museum stewards say.Without permission, three Anishinabe men have occupied the privately owned property off Highway 12 for more than two weeks, taking a sta...
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Apr 26th, 2012
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News release from the camp April 25 2012Coldwater Heritage Museum Board of Directors have requested to the organizers of an Anishinabek Oshkimaadzig Camp to pack up and leave the Museum's property as soon as possible in a show of good faith after setting up camp without permission....
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Mar 28th, 2012
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Grassy Narrows calls on Ontario to fund permanent community run environmental monitoring station; 2010 study shows mercury in fish still often above safe levelGrassy Narrows news release March 28 2012Fifty years ago this month, in March 1962 Dryden Chemicals began dumping an estimated 10 metric tonne...