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.
Please Consider Signing Our Petition
The Latest News
- 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 …
Latest From Our Facebook Page
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.
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.