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Grand Riverkeeper Labrador and Labrador Land Protectors hosted the annual snowmobile RIDE for the RIVER event celebrating International Day of Action for Rivers on SATURDAY, MARCH 10th, 2018.

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  • 2018 International Day Action for Rivers

    2018 International Day Action for Rivers

    The Event was a success - read about it, see the photos, sign the petition - RIDE for the RIVER event commemorating 2018 International Day of Action for Rivers Read …

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"Today, May 17th, marks one year since the flood that devastated Mud Lake in Labrador.

The residents affected in the community and across the river on the banks closest to Happy Valley-Goose Bay still live with the loss, trauma and worries for the future. Their strength and resiliency still intact though for many the damage can never be undone.

We must never forget and always honour this day in history and the people most directly impacted. We must ensure their stories are heard. We must ensure their lives are never put at risk like that again.

Recommendations were made by an independent study on the flooding of Mud Lake (and area). Where is government now with these recommendations? How are the people living in this new flood zone feeling?

There are 13 videos including this one that LLP worked with residents in Mud Lake to create. Please watch them, share them, and take action to ensure Government does not ever forget them.

Thank you and to those impacted by last year's flood we send you love, respect, and solidarity" ❤️💚💙

Labrador Land Protectors
On May 16th, 2017 the residents of Mud Lake, Labrador suffered a devastating flood. These are their stories in their own words. The full interviews will be uploaded to Facebook and YouTube in the coming days. These strong and caring people have an important story to tell. We can all learn from them. Thank you.

News Story:
www.hantsjournal.ca/news/mud-lake-residents-file-class-action-over-churchill-river-flooding-165252/
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Grand River, Labrador’s Treasure, Newfoundland’s Secret #1

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International Network of Environmental and Social Justice Groups

Multi-State "Mega Dams, Mega Damage" Tour

Mega dams flood huge swaths of the boreal forest, wetlands, wildlife habitat, and destroys aquatic ecosystems. The flooding releases methyl-mercury, a neurotoxin, which bio-accumulates up the food chain contaminating Lake trout, salmon, smelts, and seal, all considered extremely important food sources for northern communities.

Over the past, Canada’s electricity companies have dammed all but three of the country’s largest rivers, damaging the environment and harming native cultures.

In November 2017, an international network of about fifteen environmental and social justice groups held a multi-state speaking tour featuring Roberta Benefiel, Director of the Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc. The “Mega Dams, Mega Damage” tour aimed to raise awareness about the negative impacts of large hydroelectric dams in Canada. She was joined on part of this tour by a young Inuk, woman, Amy Norman, an activist with Labrador Land Protectors.

 

Links to More Information

The Muskrat Falls megadam threatens all Labradorians, but it is particularly harmful to the livelihood, wellbeing, and even the lives of the Indigenous peoples of Labrador – the Innu, Inuit and Metis.  For more information, reports and articles, refer to the Links page on this website.

Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc. is member of Waterkeeper Alliance. Check out their article on Muskrat Falls - Big dams, Big Damage Tour


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