Gwa wich Taypaywaykejick (Roberta Keesick) and Barbara Fobister are Indigenous Grassy Narrows trappers, clan mothers, grandmothers, and blockaders. They have been a key force in sustaining the Grassy Narrows blockade (now in its seventh year) and in the grassroots efforts of their community to assert control over their traditional territory, protect the earth, and exercise their right to self-determination.
In October, Roberta will go to trial for building a cabin on her family's ancestral lands without a provincial building permit. The act for which she now faces criminal charges is part of a process of reclamation and revival where people are using the land on their territory as their ancestors have for generations. It is a critically important piece of the work that is being undertaken by the people of Grassy Narrows to empower themselves and to sustain their families, revive their culture and heal their community.
This is a unique opportunity to hear Roberta Keesick and Barbara Fobister speak in Toronto - 1700 kilometers from their home in Grassy Narrows.
*Suggested Donation: * $10 (waged), $5 (unwaged and student). NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY. All Proceeds go to Roberta's legal defence fund.
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