Categories: News | Redwire Native Youth Media

By: Redwire Mag  09-12-2011

Categories: News | Redwire Native Youth Media

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, filmmaker and activist, discusses hydraulic fracturing deal with Murphy Oil on Kainai Nation, the largest reserve in Canada, posing serious threat to the environment and alarming health risks.

When Dini Ze’ Toghestiy of the Likhts’amisyu clan and Dini Ze’  Kloum Klun of the Unist’ot’en clan heard word that Pacific Trails Pipeline had started to bring drilling equipment into their traditional territories without proper consultation, they immediately organized a blockade near Gosnell River.

Almost a month has passed since the Missing Women’s public inquiry began. On a severely imbalanced stage set by the government of British Columbia we see the slow process of truth letting, yet it is painfully clear that there is a great void where a group of indispensable voices must be heard, yet have been systematically silenced.

Earlier this month a press release surfaced indicating the discovery of the European strain of infectious salmon anemia in wild sockeye smolts near Rivers Inlet on BC’s central coast.

by Aidee Arenas, Choo-Kien, Christine Leclerc, and Rita Wong
In the face of the enormous devastation that is destroying forests across northern Alberta, a peaceful group of people are steadfastly asserting the need to heal the land and waters.  On June 25, 2011, the second annual Healing Walk for the Tar Sands occurred, bringing together Indigenous people, Keepers of the Athabasca, elders, children, and supporters, who walked 13 km through the heart of where Syncrude and Suncor extract bitumen on a massive scale.

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