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A DAY OF PEACE FOR MOTHER EARTH
La Verendrye Wildlife Reserve, August 12th, 2014 – The Algonquin Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed (ANORW) is calling for a Day of peace for Mother Earth. On that occasion, the nation invites the representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Resolute Forest Products to open a dialogue in good spirit. Solidarity ANORW adds their voice to the Anishinabek to invite the population to come and witness this important event, Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, at 10:00 am, at the km 318 of the route 117.
For two weeks now, Anishinabek of the Alonquin Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed have been holding a checkpoint at the entrance of a logging road in order to express their concern over large scale logging happening on their unceded territory. They have reached out to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Resolute Forest Products, and give their representatives until Wednesday to show up at the checkpoint to find a fair solution to the issue.
Supporters from everywhere in Quebec, including Solidarity ANORW, are present to support the Anishinabek. They are witnessing the extent of the devastation and the tremendous speed at which the cuts are expanding, but also the good will of the people of the forest and their openness to dialogue.
Solidarity ANORW believes that beyond the Anishinabe and their land who are directly suffering from this situation, this struggle is everyone’s struggle.
To find out more about this issue and Wednesday’s event, visit solidaritenabro.org.
Solidarity ANORW is a grassroots organization that supports the Alonquin Nation of the Ottawa River Watershed in their efforts to protect the forest on their unceded territory.
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