Also known as Asubpeeschoseewagong Oshkaadiziwag Kagobewat (AOK), the Grassy Narrows Youth Organization was formed in 2013 to empower a new generation of youth leaders in the community with the skills and support needed to protect land in Anishinabe traditional territory, while promoting and empowering traditional land use activities. AOK was also created to address some of the specific environmental threats including a planned rare earth mine at Separation Rapids, and the expansion of Goldcorp’s (and other) gold mining operations around Red Lake and elsewhere on the territory.
Grassy Narrows Youth Organization will use their grant to fund the planning and launching of a new campaign, “Stop Goliath,” to work collaboratively with Goliath Mine Stakeholders, a group of Dryden residents who have already started organizing to stop the proposed mine from gaining approval. Funding will be used to help cover cost of educational materials, event facilities, and transportation for a series of meetings and events focused on strategic planning, education, and reconciliation. Learn more.