The Journal Grassy Narrows: Community in crisis

The Journal Grassy Narrows: Community in crisis

This clip from The Journal looks at the troubling violence, addiction and despair afflicting the tiny reserve town of Grassy Narrows, just north of Kenora, Ontario. The social crisis there intensified despite — some say because of — the good intentions of governments and "do-gooders," as described by reporter Keith Morrison. The province's forced relocation of Anishinaabe residents, and its later feeble attempts to help them cope with mercury-contaminated water, have done more harm than good. Chief Steve Fobister calls for his people to be compensated and left alone to find their own path towards healing.

  • 1983
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/28/2020
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