Grassy Narrows Youth Perform at River Run in Toronto
These are some pictures that were taken during The River Run week in Toronto. The people of Grassy Narrows have been waiting 40 years for Ontario to address and remedy the health crisis in their First Nations community’s water supply, the Wabigoon river; this peaceful protest showed the communities determination and hope that one day the government will decide to clean up this mess.
Community members from Grassy Narrows and other surrounding First Nation territories joined hundreds of protestors, concerned settlers and political activists at the steps of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s office building in Queen’s Park Toronto demanding that action be taken.
The River Run, held every two years since 2010, is an art-based march using masses of blue fabric to create a wild river symbolizing Grassy Narrows’ wish for their river to flow with life again.
Our N’we Jinan Artists from Grassy Narrows came to represent their community, check out their performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31oKNwlKnuw