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Two Rows, Two River - March to Protect the Headwaters. - get on the bus!
2012-07-07 11:30 pm
Two Rows • Two Rivers
Members of Six Nations and Southgate Communities invite you to come and walk with us to show your support for the protection of the Headwaters of the Grand and Saugeen Rivers.
Plans to import massive quantities of city waste to a small farming community at the Headwaters of these rivers
This event’s theme is Two-Row Wampum In Action, as both Six Nations and non-native residents have joined forces to put a stop to this development.
How can you help? Join us on the walk and make your voice heard! People from all walks of life share a responsibility
Optionally, you can help with critical Legal Fund donations by completing a Pledge Form for your walk. These donations will help pay for the legal costs appealing the Zoning issues on July 19th.
Please mark your calendars and walk with us to show you care about the future of not only this community, but all those along these rivers.
Saturday July 7th @ 2pm
*The Guswenta (Two-Row Wampum) represents distinct Native and Non-Native societies working together in Peace, Friendship and Respect
There are buses leaving from Six Nations, Kitchener, and Toronto. Please sign up so we will know how many we need!
for more information about the resistance to this Sludge plant, check out the AW@L Radio interview with James Cooke, and Ruby Montour who have been part of a blockade at the development site, in a bold and brave land protection effort:
In February 2012, residents of Southgate township and the town of Dundalk, Ontario drove their vehicles onto the access road leading to a construction site. The so-called "eco-park", located near a school at the edge of town, was to be developed into a sludge-to-fertilizer processing plant.
This land protection action, 100 km north of Kitchener, at the head waters of the Grad River (O:se Kenhionhata:tie), has stopped construction of the plant which would have processed the human sewage, industrial and medical waste that would be shipped in from Toronto. The out-sludge would then be sprayed on fields as fertilizer for our food stuffs!
With the support of Haudenosaunee land defenders, and a mobilized and highly knowledgeable local community, the blockade's energy and strength continues to grow. With the good feel of Site 41, and the general awakening of social consciousness across the land, it's hard put to leave the site feeling optimistic about the impending court date in July which would see the zoning rules disallow further development.
In mid-May the Grand River Media Collective (@GRiverMC) visited the site and spoke with Haundenosaunee elder, land defender and Grandmother, Ruby Montour, and Dundalk resident James Cook from the Southgate Public Interest Research Group.
For more information on the proposed sludge plant, and to hear plans of ongoing and upcoming actions on this water issue visit:
The Daily GRRR! - Weekday News
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