When Jim Loney's picture flashed on television screens around the world this week, the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation, north of Kenora, stood up and took notice.
Christian Peacemaker Teams went there in December 2002, when locals set up a blockade on a logging road to protest clear-cutting practices.
CPT volunteers attended the blockade site for two years, and Grassy Narrows residents definitely remembered Jim Loney from his visits there.
The Saturday edition of the Globe and Mail contains an article about recollections of Loney in Grassy Narrows.
To read it, click on this.
The current issue of Toronto's Now Magazine also contains an article about James, written by Andrew Cash, who's known the former Saultite for about 15 years. Click here.
Earlier SooToday.com coverage of this story
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