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"For decades logging hurt our way of life, and made our mercury problem worse."

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Canada is falling behind on confronting environmental racism

Many First Nations and non-white communities have been the dumping sites for industry. But environmental advocates say Canadians are struggling to empathize.
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Personal story motivates Yellowknifer's human rights campaign

Laurence Wilson escaped Liberia's civil war. Now, he's urging Yellowknifers to support human rights around the globe.
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Ottawa accused of 'stalling tactics' over mercury treatment facility

“My parents had mercury poisoning — they died. My kids have mercury poisoning. My grandkids have mercury poisoning."

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Youth from Grassy Narrows and Amnesty International launch letter writing campaign to address mercury crisis

Amnesty International's annual global letter-writing campaign is taking aim at the mercury crisis youth in Asubpeeschoseewagong have been fighting to end.

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Incoming Tory MP, Grassy Narrows chief vow to press Trudeau on medical-treatment facility

Grassy Narrows has garnered national attention as it grapples with the effects of the 1960s mercury contamination of the English-Wabigoon River system.

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No agreement between Ottawa, Grassy Narrows over proposed mercury care centre before election call

Talks aimed at reaching an agreement over a proposed on-reserve care facility for people suffering from the effects of mercury poisoning broke off over the summer.

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Video: Activism in practice: Grassy Narrows and River Run

The people of Grassy Narrows have dealt with the effects of industrial pollution for almost five decades. With government promises made and broken, they take to the streets to fight for justice.
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Grassy Narrows chief, NDP candidate urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury

The chief of a northwestern Ontario reserve - and an NDP candidate in this fall's federal election - is calling on Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan to sit down to hammer out an agreement on a long-promised treatment facility for mercury poisoning.

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Grassy Narrows chief, NDP candidate urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury

The chief of a northwestern Ontario reserve is calling on Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan to sit down to hammer out an agreement on a long-promised treatment facility for mercury poisoning.

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Former Grassy Narrows chief who fought for mercury treatment centre laid to rest as battle with Ottawa continues

Without the treatment centre, the victims of mercury poisoning are forced to leave their community for medical treatment or hospice care.

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Grassy Narrows chief to run for the federal New Democrats in fall election

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh scored a blow against Justin Trudeau's Indigenous bona fides, as he introduced a prominent First Nation chief as one of his party's candidates in northern Ontario.

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Ottawa’s funding offer for mercury care home in Grassy Narrows far less than needed, chief says

Chief Rudy Turtle says Ottawa’s offer of $10.5 million to build the facility does not match the government’s public pledges of “certainty” to the mercury-poisoned First Nation.
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Chief asks why the PM makes time for a Raptors parade but hasn't visited Grassy Narrows

Grassy Narrows First Nation members are in Toronto as part of the community's campaign to secure construction and long-term funding for a care home for those poisoned by mercury pollution.

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Grassy Narrows members unveil care home designs, call out Trudeau government over funding

Sitting under a large banner depicting a skull and crossbones that reads "No Mercury," Grassy Narrows First Nation members publicly displayed designs for a planned care facility for people impacted by mercury poisoning.

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