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Justice for Grassy Narrows: A Panel Discussion & Public Call-to-Action

Date
April 19, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Bond Place Hotel, 65 Dundas Street East
Contact
Paula Hill, phill@davidsuzuki.org
Website
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/justice-for-grassy-narrows-panel-discussion-public-call-to-action-tickets-44220241934
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For half a century, mercury contamination of the English-Wabigoon watershed has poisoned the people and ecosystem of Grassy Narrows.

After years of activism led by Grassy Narrows residents, Ontario committed $85 million in 2017 to clean up this “gross neglect” and Canada has committed to building a mercury poisoning care home in the community. But much remains to be done to help Grassy Narrows rebuild their health, culture and livelihood.

Join us on April 19 for a compelling panel discussion moderated by Hayden King and featuring scientist and broadcaster David Suzuki, Grassy Narrows Elder and mercury justice advocate Judy Da Silva, and author/academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Mississaugas of the New Credit Elder Peter Schuler and the Little Eagle Feather traditional drum group will provide the evening’s welcome ceremony.

Please RSVP and direct any questions to Paula Hill at the email address listed above. A small number of tickets have been set aside for individuals/groups requiring financial assistance to attend. Please email Paula Hill for further information.