On August 21st organizers and community members from Aamjiwnaang First Nation are hosting the 4th Annual TOXIC TOUR. Aamjiwnaang is a First Nation reserve located next to Sarnia, ON. It has been surrounded by a giant ring of more than 60 toxic chemical producing plants and refining factories near Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, making life on the reserve a constant health risk. Inspiring youth from the community have stepped up and are organizing to spread awareness and build resistance to the toxic and sometimes fatal living conditions on their reserve.
During the Toxic Tour, Aamjiwnaang community members provides first hand knowledge of the history of the chemical valley, and allows you to bear witness to the environmental racism and colonial legacies that Aamjiwnaang First Nation is fighting against.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome. You can go the night before and camp, or head up for a day-trip. Buses are being organized to transport people from Toronto and meals are included for the day. Donations for contributing to these amenities are highly encouraged. CUPE 3903’s First Nation Solidarity Working Group hopes to see a large 3903 presence at this important opportunity to learn and demonstrate anti-colonial solidarity. You can get in touch with FNSWG at firstname.lastname@example.org.