Indigenous Rights Screening: "As Long As the River Flows: The Grassy Narrows Blockade Story"

Sunday, December 2nd, 1-4pm

"On December 2, 2002 Grassy Narrows Anishinabe Community Members mobilized in a powerful direct action to stop the destruction of our way of life and habitat by stopping logging trucks from entering our territory. Many supporters have joined us in this fight. This industrial logging was destroying a way of life for our people as they cut massive hectares of our forest against our will and carried our trees off to the mills since the early 1950's. Since December 2002, our community has taken on this big logging industry. We succeeded in kicking out the world's largest paper company – Abitibi – and we are still fighting against other companies like Weyerhaeuser who are trying to regain access to our forest. Please join us in celebrating this event with a free screening of the documentary 'As Long as the River Flows: The Grassy Narrows Blockade story'."

Refreshments and lively conversation [facilitated by Tawd Bell, who has worked as part of a delegation to support Anishinabe struggle] will part of the afternoon as well as the film.

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