Prayers for Peacemakers 22 March 2018 Indigenous Peoples Solidarity
On World Water Day (22 March), please hold the people of Grassy Narrows, Wabaseemoong, and Wabauskang First Nations in your thoughts and prayers as they remember those who have died and continue to suffer the health impacts of mercury poisoning. CPT-Indigenous Peoples Solidarity and other supporters will be accompanying community members of Grassy Narrows as they hold a vigil in Dryden, Ontario, where a pulp and paper mill dumped ten tonnes of toxic mercury into the Wabigoon River in the 1960s, poisoning the people upstream. May the hearts and minds of the public be open to understanding and justice for the intergenerational environmental harm caused by this industrial activity.
|Youth from Grassy Narrows perform “Home to Me” at Queens Park, Toronto, at June 2016 River Run. Only a month earlier, leading North
American mercury researchers released a report describing a number of promising possibilities for eliminating mercury in the
English-Wabigoon river system, which, until then, the Ontario government repeatedly claimed would only make matters worst.”