Keepers of the Athabasca

Media Release

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
Media Release

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

Media Release

Obed Mine Spill One Year Later: Groups Call for Charges to be Laid, Impacts Disclosed

It has been a year since the Obed Mountain Coal Mine disaster. The mine was owned at the time by Sherritt International but has since been purchased by Westmoreland Coal Company. The breach of a containment pond spilled 670 million litres of toxic tailings into the Athabasca River and its tributaries. Five weeks later this plume of contaminated water had worked its way through the Peace Athabasca Delta and into the North West Territories. Read more about Obed Mine Spill One Year Later: Groups Call for Charges to be Laid, Impacts Disclosed

Event

Tar Sands Healing Walk

Jul 5 2013 - 6:00am to Jul 6 2013 - 6:00am

The Healing Walk started in 2010 in Fort McMurray Alberta, which is located in the Northern Boreal Forest. Fort McMurray is in Treaty 8 where for the past 50 years there has been oil extraction. Initially the extraction was oil, it is now crude which is a much heavier form of oil and takes more energy and water to extract, making it one if the dirtiest oils on the planet. Read more about Tar Sands Healing Walk

Location

Crane Lake Park Fort McMurray , AB
Event

Edmonton Water Week

Mar 18 2013 - 6:00am to Mar 22 2013 - 6:00am

From the Edmonton Water Week website:

Edmonton Water Week is a full week of events to mark World Water Day, which falls annually on March 22, following a United Nations initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.
 

Read more about Edmonton Water Week>

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
Media Release

New Report Shows Federal and Provincial Governments Breaking Own Rules On Air and Water and Land To Approve More Oil Sands Projects

Edmonton, Alberta – A new report released today entitled Alberta’s Oil Sands Development is Not Responsible- Moratorium Needed shows that since 2004 the federal and Alberta provincial governments have knowingly broken their own publicly vowed rules requiring the monitoring and consideration of environmental cumulative effects of all oil sands projects (effects include water, air, biodiversity and land). Read more about New Report Shows Federal and Provincial Governments Breaking Own Rules On Air and Water and Land To Approve More Oil Sands Projects

Media Release

Open Letter: Water for Alberta's Rivers

Dear Albertans:

We believe you understand the value of water and the need to use water wisely. That is why so many of you have participated in Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy, providing guidance to decision-makers about how we use and manage our water resources.

The goals of the Water for Life Strategy are:

  • Safe, secure drinking water
  • Healthy aquatic ecosystems
  • Reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy
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Event

Healing Walk 2011

Jun 25 2011 - 4:00pm

Calling all community members and allies: Join us and walk for the healing of mother earth and her sacred waters.

Mother earth needs our help in the protection and healing of the land and water. We as Indigenous people are caretakers of the earth and we need to work together for the health and safety for the next generations.

We, the Keepers of the Athabasca, are calling on allies and supporters to join us on a healing walk on Saturday, June 25, 2011. We are asking all community members of the Tar Sands region and supporters to come out and walk for the healing of the land and our sacred waters. The walk will be led by First Nation and Metis elders and community members but we are hoping that our allies will come out to walk beside them as supporters as well. Read more about Healing Walk 2011

Location

Fort McMurray , AB

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