AbitibiBowater stops logging at Grassy Narrows

Posted: 4 June 2008 in AbitibiBowater, Canada, Logging, Resistance

AbitibiBowater has announced its decision to stop logging on the traditional territory of the Grassy Narrows First Nation. Rainforest Action Network welcomed the decision.

“We are thrilled for the Grassy Narrows community that their forests – which are key to their livelihood and culture – will no longer be clear-cut against their wishes,” said David Sone of RAN’s Old Growth Campaign. “Grassy Narrows has scored a major step forward for Indigenous rights. We’re calling on all companies to follow suit and respect the rights of Indigenous peoples to give or withhold consent for industrial projects on their traditional territories.”

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