First Nations Issues

Media Release

Healing Walk Past Toxic Tailings Ponds

"This is not a protest, but a way to help heal what has been destroyed and to give each other the spiritual strength to carry on."

Fort McMurray – First Nations, Metis elders, community members and other supporters will take part in a 13-kilometre 'healing walk' tomorrow that will pass by the vast tar sands operations of Syncrude and Suncor - once prime First Nation berry picking and hunting ground - to bring attention to the devastation of land andwater and to show the real suffering that comes with tar sands development. Read more about Healing Walk Past Toxic Tailings Ponds

Event

Aboriginal Peoples and the Future of Water Management in Alberta

Jun 10 2010 - 3:00pm to Jun 11 2010 - 10:30pm

This public legal education conference is designed to take a look at asserted Aboriginal and treaty rights/responsibilities in relation to water and to discuss how these rights may fit into the current statutory regime in Alberta. The objective is to enhance the capacity of all parties to participate meaningfully in the ongoing review of the water management and allocation system. Various experts will be invited to present their views on Aboriginal perspectives on water, the existence and scope of Aboriginal rights to water, ways in which these rights currently are and could be accommodated in the regulatory regime pertaining to water, the issue of safe drinking water on reserve, and transboundary water issues.

Visit the CIRL website for program and registration information Read more about Aboriginal Peoples and the Future of Water Management in Alberta

Location

Grant MacEwan University, Robbins Health Learning Centre
10910 104 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Event

"Downstream" and "Our Land, My People" Film Screening for World Water Week

Mar 24 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=368944096105 

Downstream synopsis

At the heart of the multi-billion dollar Oil Sands industry in Alberta, a doctor’s career is jeopardized as he fights for the lives of the aboriginal people living and dying of rare cancers downstream from one of the most polluting operations in the world. Read more about "Downstream" and "Our Land, My People" Film Screening for World Water Week

Location

Central Academic Building (CAB) 235
University of Alberta (North of 87 Avenue, between 114 Street and 112 Street)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Tar Sands on Trial: The Beaver Lake Cree Fight Big Oil to Save the Boreal

Nov 28 2009 - 12:00am to 2:00am

(This event was originally scheduled for October 14, but had to be delayed because of bad weather.)

Award-winning author Andrew Nikiforuk (Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent), renowned photographer Garth Lenz (Canadian Geographic) and one of Canada's pre-eminent lawyers in Aboriginal law Jack Woodward (Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia) explain why the Beaver Lake Cree legal action is the way to stop the tar sands expansion – and save the planet. Read more about Tar Sands on Trial: The Beaver Lake Cree Fight Big Oil to Save the Boreal

Location

John Dutton Theatre (Calgary Public Library)
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB

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