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.Fort Chipewyan has been the subject of much media attention with claims of disproportionate rates of rare cancers and other diseases that have led to premature deaths, fish with cancerous tumors, waters with unprecedented low levels, and possible arsenic-infested wildlife. Has Fort Chipewyan become a sacrifice zone for Oilsands development?Join us in listening to First Nation leaders, Elders, local hunters & trappers, experts on water and health issues, and friends from Canadian & U.S.A. environmental organizations concerned about Fort Chipewyan and surrounding territoriesDate: August 14, 2007Where: Fort Chipewyan, Community HallTime: Free BBQ at 5pm, Speakers to FollowThe rally is to draw attention to the world about the devastating effects of the unprecedented pace of Oilsands development but is also an opportunity to celebrate the completion of the Connecting the Drops canoe expedition from the Athabasca Glacier in the Rocky Mountains to Fort Chipewyan - organized by Pembina Institute.For information on rally: george.poitras [at] shawbiz [dot] ca or terral [at] pembina [dot] orgFort Chipewyan welcomes everyone to attendFor information about the canoe expedition visit: