The Grassy Narrows First Nation wants its land to be an industry-free zone.
That’s the intent of a declaration signed by the chief and band council this week.
It basically bans all forest activity in the traditional land-use territory, including logging.
Chief Rudy Turtle states that industrial logging makes their on-going mercury crisis worse.
The signing of the declaration was witnessed by the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde.