Indigenous and faith leaders urge Procter & Gamble to end logging of old-growth forests
By Diana Kruzman, Religion News Service
November 9, 2021
CINCINNATI (RNS) — Mitchell Lands couldn’t make the trip south from Canada, where he lives on the traditional lands of the Migisi Sahgaigan, or Eagle Lake First Nation, in the province of Ontario. But Lands’ voice echoed in early October outside the concrete and glass headquarters of Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer goods company, as he described seeing trees chopped down all the way to the shores of Eagle Lake.
“The forest is under attack,” Lands told a crowd of demonstrators in Cincinnati, in a recorded speech. “They’re cutting all the trees around where we live.”