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Canada must assess toxicity of tailings pond chemicals, enviro groups argue

CALGARY – Environmental groups say the Government of Canada is failing to meet its legal responsibilities by exempting tailings pond chemicals from a recent screening assessment.

In a comment letter sent to Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada on behalf of Environmental Defence and Keepers of the Athabasca on Oct. 17, Ecojustice lawyers called on the government to reconsider naphthenic acids from oil sands process-affected water in assessing whether these chemicals should be regulated under law. Read more about Canada must assess toxicity of tailings pond chemicals, enviro groups argue

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Keepers of the Athabasca Indigenous Water Governance Workshops in Calgary and Edmonton

WORKSHOP WITH CALEB BEHN

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Exploring pre-contact water laws, agreements, and treaties, while asking the question: can there be an Indigenous Water Governance model for Canada?

Workshop series presented by Read more about Keepers of the Athabasca Indigenous Water Governance Workshops in Calgary and Edmonton

Event

Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Oct 3 2018 - 6:00pm
Workshop Poster

Workshop with Caleb Behn

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Exploring pre-contact water laws, agreements, and treaties, while asking the question: can there be an Indigenous Water Governance model for Canada? Read more about Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Location

Faculty of Law Lecture Theatre
Law Centre, 111 89 Avenue NW (University of Alberta)
T6G 2H5 Edmonton , AB
Event

CANCELLED: Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Oct 2 2018 - 6:00pm
Workshop Poster

Due to the inclement weather in Calgary, this event has been cancelled

Workshop with Caleb Behn

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Read more about CANCELLED: Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Location

Room 3360
Murray Fraser Hall, University of Calgary
T2N 4V8 Calgary , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

 Solar Power: Our Allegiance to Land, Air, Water, and Sun

Keepers of the Athabasca is partnering with Sucker Creek First Nation, and the Society of High Prairie Regional Environmental Action Committee to put a solar installation on the Treaty 8 Building in Sucker Creek First Nation, where Treaty 8 was signed over 100 years ago. We are all Treaty people; our ancestors signed this agreement with the intent to respect Indigenous lands and ways of life.  Read more about  Solar Power: Our Allegiance to Land, Air, Water, and Sun

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Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organizations

Joint letter urges the alberta government to seize the economic and environmental opportunity available by enacting strong methane regulations to capture wasted natural gas

Edmonton, Alberta—16 community and environmental organizations from across Alberta are calling on the province to implement mandatory methane regulations to reduce climate pollution from the oil and gas sector, help meet the Province's emission reduction targets, capture valuable natural gas this is currently wasted and catch up to other leading energy-producing jurisdictions.  

A joint letter was submitted on March 9, 2018 to the Alberta government to inform the development of the Province's new methane regulations for the oil and gas sector. Read more about Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organizations

Event

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation: Media Conference & Information Session

Feb 2 2017 - 7:00pm

Based on concerns relayed to us by Traditional Knowledge Holders in Northwestern Alberta, Keepers of the Water and partners, Dene Tha First Nation, Beaver First Nation, North Peace Tribal Council and Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta have completed Phase 1 of the: 

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation 

Regarding pipeline spills and their clean up in Dene Tha Traditional Territory 

Media Conference and Information Session

  • Lunch at 12 noon
  • Dr. Kevin Timoney’s Report Presentation at 1:00 pm 
Read more about Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation: Media Conference & Information Session >

Location

Corbett Hall
8205 114 Street NW (University of Alberta North Campus
Edmonton , AB
Event

Keepers of the Water Gathering IX

Aug 27 2015 - 6:00am to Aug 30 2015 - 6:00am

Keepers of the Water and the Dene Tha' Nation in Bushe River, Treaty 8 Territory invite you to Keepers of the Water IX, our annual watershed gathering of stewards to protect our sacred Arctic Ocean Basin and northern waters (August 27-30). Read more about Keepers of the Water Gathering IX

Location

Bushe River
AB
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Alberta Government chooses oil over water: new rules bow to corporate interests

Coalition of groups slam release of pro-industry water usage rules for the oil sands industry

VANCOUVER, March 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Today SumOfUs.org, Keepers of the Athabasca, Environmental Defence Canada and the Natural Resources Defense Council criticized the Alberta government for its decision to adopt weak new environmental regulations governing water usage in the oil sands industry today. The long-awaited Surface Water Quantity Framework (SWQF) and Tailings Management Framework set guidelines on how much water oil sands companies can extract from the Athabasca River, and guidelines regarding the management and production of toxic tailings waste. Read more about Alberta Government chooses oil over water: new rules bow to corporate interests

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