Indigienous Peoples Issues

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: "Downstream"

Mar 8 2009 - 8:00pm

Announcing the Canadian Premiere of

Oscar Shortlisted Film 'Downstream'

Sunday March 8th, 2pm and 4pm Metro Cinema Edmonton
Monday March 9th, 7pm and 9:30pm Plaza Theatre Calgary

Canada 2008, 33 min, DigiBeta, Director: Leslie Iwerks Read more about Film Screening & Panel Discussion: "Downstream"


Metro Cinema (Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre)
9828 101A Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Cross Conservation Area: Aboriginal History in the Foothills

Oct 22 2008 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Join Archeologist Brian Vivian, for insight into the cultural history of the local area before European contact. View artifacts found on the Conservation Area and discover the stories they tell of Aboriginal land use in the Foothills. Step back in time to when the buffalo roamed these hills!

Date: Tuesday, October 21st
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $10/adult

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area — Belvedere House
Box 20, Site 23, RR8
T2J 2T9 Calgary , AB

Unanimous passing of No New Oil Sands Approvals resolution at the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs Meeting

Keepers of the Athabasca

For Immediate Release
February 25th, 2008

Calgary - From Wednesday to Friday of last week, Treaty Chiefs representing the Treaties 6,7 and 8 nations of Alberta met and passed a resolution, unanimously, to support the calls for no new oil sands approvals until Treaty First Nations have approved a comprehensive watershed management plan and resource development plan for the region. Read more about Unanimous passing of No New Oil Sands Approvals resolution at the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs Meeting

Action Alert: TransCanada Pushes ahead with Pipeline! Threatens Lubicon territory!

TransCanada has decided to go ahead with its application for approval of a jumbo 42" gas pipeline cut right through the middle of Lubicon land, without consultation and despite Lubicon objections. They have refused to answer even the most basic safety questions.

The Lubicon Nation needs help now! TransCanada is taking actions that not only open unceded Lubicon territory to even more ruthless and destructive "development", but enable the huge expansion of toxic tarsands operations and so affect all of us. Click link "ACTION ALERT (Background Information)" at for more information. Read more about Action Alert: TransCanada Pushes ahead with Pipeline! Threatens Lubicon territory!

Everyone's Downstream: Tarsands Realities & Resistance

Tar Sands Realities and Resistance Conference to be held at: University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada November 23rd-25th, 2007 Everyone's Downstream will be a conference designed to explore the links between oppression and self-determination on many levels: indigenous land rights, gender, ecological rights, workers democracy, anti-racism and anti-border perspectives as they relate directly to the tar sands of Northern Alberta. Speakers from a multitude of indigenous nations, social justice groups, and environmental organizations will discuss the social impacts of the tar sands on workers, women, indigenous nations, ecology, migrant populations, homelessness, and the anti-war movement.

Fort Chipewyan: A Sacrifice Zone?

Alberta's oldest, continuously inhabited community, on the outskirts of Canada's largest national park, amidst one of the world's largest inland freshwater delta's (Peace-Athabasca Delta), and home to the Indigenous people who have inhabited these lands since time immemorial, is under direct assault by unfettered Oilsands development.

Oil & Community Speaker Series: First Nations Communities Negotiate Oil and Environment

May 31 - First Nations Communities Negotiate Oil and EnvironmentMelody Lepine, Director, Mikisew Industrial Relations Corporation Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability. This free lecture series is open to the public. Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pmETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus


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