Grassy Narrows First Nations elder speaks about living with mercury poisoning

Grassy Narrows elder Bill Fobister spoke Tuesday in Ottawa about living with mercury poisoning amid calls for the end of delays to building a health centre to treat the effects, saying that when you have the condition 「you have it for life.」

He said he had lost his parents, grandparents and brothers to the condition, and his children and grandchildren have it as well.

Fobister spoke as well about the death of his cousin, Simon Fobister, who died while fighting to try and save Grassy Narrows First Nation from the effects of mercury poisoning including advocating for the health centre. Fobister said he worries about the possibility he too could become more ill and die from his condition away from his community.

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