Join the Boreal Forest Network, the Boreal Action Project and the Winnipeg Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement in calling for a complete boycott of all Weyerhaeuser forest products until they cease all logging and sourcing in the contested traditional territories of Grassy Narrows First Nation, or as long as there is community opposition to their operation in Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinaabek traditional territory (Grassy Narrows First Nation).
Send them the message below that you support the boycott of all their products until and unless they stop logging in Grassy territory, or as long as there is community opposition to their operation.
Boycott Weyerhaeuser – Stop Logging in the Traditional Territory of Grassy Narrows First Nation.
Grassy community members have been engaged in the longest standing blockade in Canada, since December 3, 2002, when they stood in front of logging trucks to protect their traditional lands. About 30 percent of their original lands remain today.
The community has pursued numerous avenues to stop further destruction.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released a lengthy decision in Keewatin v. Minister of Natural Resources (Keewatin), which held that the Province of Ontario lacked authority to “take up” lands for forestry, or other activities that may significantly infringe upon First Nations’ hunting and fishing rights, with respect to certain lands under Treaty 3 (the Keewatin Lands).
The unfortunate reality is that logging could resume any day in Grassy territory.
Weyerhaeuser continues to push for access to wood from the Whiskey Jack for the Kenora, Ontario, mill, that makes Weyerhaeuser iLevel Trus Joist Timberstrand Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL).
According to the Whiskey Jack Forest management plan, 324,000 cubic meters of poplar and birch is allocated from the Whiskey Jack Forest Management Unit each year to supply the Weyerhaeuser Timberland/Trus Joist Kenora mill. This is 42 percent of the total allocated timber harvest from the Whiskey Jack and a full 50 percent of the wood supply for the mill.
Call on Weyerhaueser to join forest products companies; Boise, Abitibowater, Domtar and Ainsworth, who have already agreed not to source conflict wood from Grassy Narrows territory.