Admit he was poisoned, family of Steve Fobister Sr. demands of federal, Ontario governments - 2018-10-26
The family of former Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Steve Fobister Sr. is demanding that federal and Ontario government officials acknowledge that Fobister died from mercury poisoning brought on by industrial dumping into the English-Wabigoon River System.
Fobister's family announced Friday morning they're calling on Ontario's chief coroner to call "an inquiry into the cause of his illness and death."
Fobister, who also served as the Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty 3, and who was celebrated for being an advocate and environmentalist, died Oct. 11 at the age of 66. His family said he died after "a protracted battle with a degenerative neurological disease in his body."