Earth Justice Action Summer Internship

On December 2nd, 2002 the indigenous youth of the Grassy Narrows First Nation lay down in the path of industrial logging machines and prevented the logging trucks from entering their traditional homeland. Their action sparked the longest standing indigenous logging blockade in Canadian history.

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The community has asked our organizations to campaign in solidarity with them to pressure Weyerhaeuser and Abitibi Consolidated , two multinational logging companies, to respect Grassy Narrows' right to free, prior and informed consent and indefinitely and immediately halt logging in their territory until the community has decided amongst themselves how they want to manage their land.

This summer, Rainforest Action Network and ForestEthics will select a team of individuals interested in learning to live, organize, and take non-violent direct action with the community of Grassy Narrows.  We seek dedicated activists, writers, photographers and videographers with a commitment to social and ecological justice.  You will make an investment in your skills, participate in regular trainings and gain experience in grassroots organizing, media and peaceful action.  You will learn about the Boreal forest , indigenous rights issues and traditional knowledge while taking action for a just and sustainable future.