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Boycott Weyerhaeuser – Stop Logging in the Traditional Territory of Grassy Narrows First Nation.

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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.








Stop Logging in the Traditional Territory of Grassy Narrows First Nation

Take notice that until such time as you cease all logging and sourcing in the contested traditional territories of Grassy Narrows First Nation, or as long as there is community opposition to your operation in Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinaabek traditional territory (Grassy Narrows First Nation), we will be calling for a complete boycott of all Weyerhaueser products.

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 Timberstrand/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.

Your withdrawal from this territory will be a significant step in preserving what remains of the intact forest which is crucial to the Anishinaabe way of life, estimated to be only 30 percent of what it was before mismanagement by logging companies.

Grassy Narrows is trying to rebuild an economy and way of life that have been devastated by decades of severe environmental contamination and destruction. The people of Grassy Narrows have already made it clear that multinational logging companies like Weyerhaeuser are incompatible with their vision for the preservation and use of their territory.

We call on you to join forest products companies; Boise, Abitibowater, Domtar and Ainsworth, who have already agreed not to source conflict wood from Grassy Narrows territory.

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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.

Sign the petition now!

11 comments

  1. Thank you for your good work. Only through direct action such as boycotts can we achieve justice for all. Have courage and keep up the struggle to protect the land.

  2. sheera macfarlane says:

    keep up the good work grassy narrows

  3. betty maud says:

    In continued Support Grassy Narrows!!!

  4. Kate Storey says:

    Weyerhaeuser’s freedom to log stops when it hurts the lives of the people of Grassy Narrows.

  5. Linda Beacham says:

    I support your work whole-heartedly. I love this small part of the world, and too much of it is being destroyed. I would like to know exactly what products Weyerhaeuser makes!

  6. jumblymamba says:

    Thank you for your informative e-mail,and I now understand Weyerhaeuser’s commitment to sustainability,
    however it is clear that many of the residents oppose further logging in the whisky Jack.
    The meaning and application of the word sustainable seems to lie at the heart of this dispute,Some
    members of The first nation community wish to sustain the traditional use of the forest for this to be
    achieved an amount of the forest needs to remain intact,it is reported only 30% of the forest remains
    pristine.The traditional use of the forest has sustained the forest in this state and so can be claimed
    with authority to be sustainable use.
    Your client may not be responsible for the degradation of the rest of the forest and their intention
    maybe to log sustainably ,to sustain the kenoura mill and the employment it provides to among others
    members of the first nations and thus sustain their buisness but it is clear that your clients actions
    have not been sustainable or
    they would have no need to log in areas which have not been worked before.Nor can the sustainability
    of the community through employment in the mill take the place of traditional use.I would like to remind
    your clients that deforestation leads to the collapse of community population and indeed has been one
    of the prime causes of the collapse of entire civilzations.I would suggest that for every 100 year old
    tree cut 50 2-year old trees should be planted,I can see some equity in that,the time when we could
    just help ourselves to resources we have not created has passed and will not return.Perhapes it is the
    economic model to which your clients must conform which ultimately is unsustainable.
    I hope that you ,your clients and ALL members of the first nations can find a viable solution ,it is
    desperately needed ,not only for the whisky Jack forest but for the rest of the boreal forest ,on whose
    continuence our civilization may depend.
    I further appeal to your clients to cease their operations in this area untill such time as a just and
    fair solution is found ,in these cases I believe it necessary to be cautious lest we destroy an
    essential element of our shared biosphere – the earth
    JUMBLYMAMBA I.T.
    P.S.I would also add that a plantation is not a fair replacement for a natural grown forest
    and that traditional use would be curtailed if the whisky jack forest continues to be logged and this
    would be contrary to the wishes of the community and to the stated aims of your clients.

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  8. Maynard says:

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    • susanneboreal says:

      Appreciate the vote of confidence. I would dearly love to have more time to write. Grassroots groups, like us, have the director doing everything, so without a budget for support staff we are very small. I write more when time permits. Will be looking for ways to free up time to step it up. All
      Depends on our other commitments. Stay with us! We’ll do our best.

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