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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

    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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2 days ago

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INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!

Click on the photo to learn more! Please share, thanks!INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!

(Jim) James G Learning is driving a van from Goose Bay to Ottawa with two other Labrador Land Protectors/Grand Riverkeepers to join in on the National Day of Action on Parliament Hill!

And he has space for 3 more people!!!

Call Jim at 897-5643 to confirm your seat today!

We are working with our allies in Ottawa to have food and lodging for those attending from Labrador with Jim.

May 7th has been called as a National Day of Action to speak up about the injustices of the Muskrat Falls hydro project in solidarity with Labrador Land Protectors, Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc., and Ontario-Muskrat Solidarity Coalition.

We have other cities joining in like St. John's, Winnipeg, and Halifax! You can help organize an event in your community too! Connect your water issues to our water issues #Solidarity #WaterIsLife

To learn more check out our Call to Action bulletin: www.facebook.com/notes/labrador-land-protectors/labrador-land-protectors-and-grand-riverkeeper-la...

#ShutMuskratDown #LabradorLandProtectors #GrandRiverKeeper #WaterKeeperAlliance #RiversUniteUs #IdleNoMore
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1 week ago

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This photo was from one year ago.

Today, We must still hold them accountable, now more than ever!

Government must honour the recommendations of the Independent Expert Advisory Committee on the methyl mercury mitigation from the Muskrat Falls hydro project.

Write, call, email, or visit your MHA, Premier, MP, Prime Minister, President, Grand Chief, Mayor, and all other elected representatives. Please tell them to make sure ALL of the recommendations are accepted!We still have a lot of work to do! So let's ALL get to it!!

The goals of Make Muskrat Right are far from accomplished! So what's your next steps to ensuring success for this movement? Please comment on what you are doing and any suggestions you have for others

If you are part of the solidarity groups or individuals that joined onto the #MakeMuskratRight campaign, it is time to renew your promises and continue the actions!

We expect Nunatsiavut Government to reaffirm their stand to the cause of making Muskrat right!

We also expect the leaders from NunatuKavut and Innu Nation to show accountability in the agreement they signed last fall along with Nunatsivaut and the Newfoundland Government regarding the four conditions to mitigate flooding and methyl mercury contamination downstream in Lake Melville, Labrador.

Nalcor has continued work on the Muskrat Falls hydro dam all winter and as spring approaches, it's time for all the groups that committed to preventing methyl mercury poisoning last fall to come back onto the path with full force!

Labrador Land Protectors have not stopped, and in our learning and evolving we see that clearing a reservoir is only part of our dilemma!

Come with us, learn more, and take the action necessary to do the right thing!! You'll soon see the truths that we see!

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Make Muskrat Right website: makemuskratright.com/

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Grand River, Labrador’s Treasure, Newfoundland’s Secret #1

Grand River, Labrador’s Treasure, Newfoundland’s Secret #2

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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