“My parents had mercury poisoning — they died. My kids have mercury poisoning. My grandkids have mercury poisoning."
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.
Grassy Narrows has garnered national attention as it grapples with the effects of the 1960s mercury contamination of the English-Wabigoon River system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.