National Chief Perry Bellegarde from the Assembly of First Nations was in Grassy Narrows earlier this week. Bellegarde was offering his support, as they community works with the federal and provincial government.
Last week, the First Nation asserted its right to prevent logging in its traditional land use area, which includes parts of the Whiskey Jack Forest. There has been a permanent blockade north of the community, which was set up in 2002 in order to stop logging trucks from passing through.
During his visit, the national also wanted to encourage youth to stay in school.