Grassy Narrows First Nation
In spite of mercury poisoning, young people are still thriving, a new study has found.
The drinking water issues in Grassy Narrows First Nation are not new. The community has been on a boil water advisory for more than a year. Across the country, dozens more indigenous communities live under similar conditions.
Years after a paper mill dumped massive amounts of mercury into a nearby river, First Nation residents say the effects are still being felt today.
Years after multiple First Nation communities in northwestern Ontario were forced to deal with the fallout of extreme mercury contaminations, the damage lingers, and many of the victims remain uncompensated.