Grassy Narrows First Nation appeals to international human rights commission over mercury contamination – CBC

Jul 10, 2024

IACHR hearing latest effort by the First Nation in Ontario to push governments to act

In its efforts to press the Ontario and federal governments to do more to address mercury contamination of its river, Grassy Narrows First Nation told the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that many community members have “lost hope” and struggle to go to work and school.

During the virtual public hearing on Tuesday, members of Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek, known as Grassy Narrows First Nation, called for justice after decades of mercury poisoning.

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