Asubpeeschoseewagong– the Indigenous or Anishinaabe name for Grassy Narrows – is situated 80 kilometers north of Kenora, Ontario in Canada. Approximately 50 percent of
community still depends on hunting, trapping, and gathering berries and medicines from the land.
On December 2nd, 2002, the youth of the Grassy Narrows First Nation laid down in
the path of industrial logging trucks blocking the main logging road through their territory, and sparking what is now the longest standing indigenous logging blockade in Canadian history. Free Grassy Narrows is an online presence and campaign that aids in providing information on how to take action against the big logging companies Abitibi and Weyerhaeuser. In the face of this oppression, the people of Grassy Narrows are actively resisting the continued destruction of their territories, re-occupying their lands, reviving their culture and fighting for control over their lands and self-determination.