Logging Plan Would Deepen The Tragedy At Grassy Narrows

http://www.popularresistance.org/logging-plan-would-deepen-the-tragedy-at-grassy-narrows/

Premier Kathleen Wynne came to our community in the summer of 2012 and said she wanted to rebuild Ontario’s relationship with Grassy Narrows. She said that this time she wanted to “get it right.” Instead, her officials have continued to unilaterally pursue clearcut logging plans for our homeland. These plans were and continue to be developed without our participation, knowledge and consent. We are frustrated that these processes are conducted entirely outside of the five-year-long process we have undertaken in good faith with Ontario to reach a mutually agreeable resolution to these issues. The Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief and Council reject the Forest Management Plan for the Whiskey Jack 2012-2022 on the basis of the failure to consult and the infringement on our aboriginal and treaty rights This document attempts to make plans to clearcut log the lands that we use for our physical, spiritual and cultural survival. We cannot allow this. Ontario has a long and terrible legacy of imposing decisions on our people and our lands against our will and without consent.

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