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About Jonathan

Jonathan Ventura is the web assistant with One River, Many Relations. His formal education in environmental policy & law, as well as his passion and experience in community based research and mobilization brings a unique perspective to the project.

Film Fest to Feature One River Many Relations Documentary

The 16th annual Planet in Focus Film Festival will run from October 21st – 25th in Toronto, Canada. This year One River Many Relations is honored to be featured in the renowned film festival. The film festival will launch with...
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Renewed Hope for Indigenous-Government Relations

NDP’s Rachel Notley has committed to a renewed relationship between government and First Nation Communities sparking hope in many communities including the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation who are ‘ecstatic about the victory’.
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Alberta Election: The future of Fort McMurray – Wood Buffalo riding

View image | gettyimages.com Alberta goes to the polls today, and by tonight the Fort McMurray – Wood Buffalo riding will have a new representative in the provincial legislative assembly. Fort Chipewyan and Mikisew Cree First Nation, as well as...
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Top 10 Oil Sands Stories of 2014

It's been quite a tough year the embattled oil sands sector. Jonathan Ventura compiled the top 10 stories you need to remain informed.
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Fact and Fight: Burnaby’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Explained

Too busy to read all the news about Burnaby's Trans Mountain Pipeline fight? Get up to speed in two minutes.
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Alberta to Discuss Oilsands with Aboriginal Chiefs

Our health report was featured on Global TV’s coverage of new discussions between Premier Prentice and local aboriginal Chiefs. Lawsuits, reviews, and health studies initiated by local communities have put extreme pressure on the federal and provincial government to come to...
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APTN Features: One River Many Relations

APTN's InFocus features the Environmental and Human Health Implications of Athabasca Oil Sands health study that links environmental contaminants, from regional development like the oilsands, with the degrading health of local communities.
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Spring 2014: Issue 3 | One River Many Relations

Spring 2014: Issue 3 Environmental, Health and Indigenous Communities in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Download Here Issue #3: 1. Ground-Breaking Community Health Study Released 2. Beyond Re-Activism 3. Elders and Youth Find Common Ground in Fort Resolution 4. Learn...
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Canada Oil Sands Ltd. Profit Plummets

The oilsands have been an economic roller coaster ever since its first investors, Premier Ernest Manning and industrialist J. Howard Pew, took “the biggest gamble in history”. It has always been a gamble of bust, at times sinking so low...
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A Walk of Prayer, not Protest. The Final Healing Walk.

The fifth and final Healing Walk represents a milestone for local communities affected by Oilsands development. The final Healing Walk does not mean the problems faced have been solved, rather organizers say they have achieved the goals set out from...
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