Judy Da Silva

Judy Da Silva

Panelist

Judy Da Silva, a grassy narrows community member, is a mother to 5 children. They help her to have the positive energy to continue to look for justice and for the solution to the mercury poisoning of their river system in Grassy Narrows & Mother Earth. She recently was awarded the Michael Sattler Peace Prize in Germany and Human Rights Watch Award in Toronto, art Manuel environmental award & Wilfred Laurier honorary doctorate in recognition of her lifelong work to advocate for her community members for environmental protection using peaceful, nonviolent direct actions. Judy suffers from the effects of mercury poisoning.. She works in the band office of her community as environmental health coordinator.