Author Archives: Michael Tyas

About Michael Tyas

Michael Tyas is the managing editor of One River News. He graduated the University of Manitoba with an honours degree in environmental studies, and is a professional videographer and video trainer. He produced the feature length documentary "One River, Many Relations" in Fort Chipewyan. He continues to work with indigenous communities to share their stories around resource extraction, industrial development, and impacts on traditional territories.

Fort McMurray First Nation Commits Muskego Memories to Film – Watch Now!

In Fort McMurray First Nation we have quite a few concerns about the environment around us. Due to the fast pace of development of industry on the land, together with climate change, the impact on our traditional territory is greater than if it was just one or the other.
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Press Coverage of Health Report Release – River Roundup

A River Roundup of press coverage, and some commentary, related to our historic health study released earlier this week.
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Health Study in Fort Chipewyan 2014 – Full Report

Stay tuned to this page for the 1:30 Mountain press release. A digital download will be available HERE at that time, along with a possibility of a live webcast. Later today there will be highlight clips from the conference, in high definition XDCAM format, available to download.
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Media Advisory – Fort Chipewyan First Nation’s and U of M Scientists Release Environmental and Human Health Report

Final Media Advisory Press Conferen July 7 – Click to download official advisory           MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Fort Chipewyan First Nation’s and U of M Scientists Release Environmental and Human Health Report July...
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“Clear and Worrisome” Fort Chipewyan Health Report Going Public Monday

Residents of Fort Chipewyan have long voiced their concerns about fast-escalating cancer rates, which most in the community directly attribute to upstream Oil Sands development. While still negotiating with the government for an extensive baseline health study, the community decided to take matters into their own hands and conduct their own health study with the input of University of Manitoba environmental health researcher, Dr. Stéphane McLachlan.
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What will it take for Canadians to be proud of our oil sands? This columnist advocates a top-down approach.
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Near Bear Experience: FN Elder Praises Two Joggers for Avoiding Bearhug

"My first experience with a bear attack, he came running towards me pretty fast and I seen the hairs standing on his back. I know he was there to attack."
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River Roundup – The Last Word on Pipelines

This afternoon, the Federal Government approved the Northern Gateway pipeline. Surprisingly, one can acquire quite the perspective on the issue with these end snippets.
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Northern Manitoba – An Unexpected Journey

Around 4 PM on Sunday afternoon, I was made aware that a space had opened up in a 5-day caravan of academics and activists leaving 9 AM on Monday. They were going to be touring hydro dam affected communities in Northern Manitoba...
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Slave River Paddlefest Raises the Profile of Threatened World Class Rapids

John Blyth is the president of the Fort Smith Paddling Club and the NWT Kayak Association. Come check out Paddlefest this year from August 1-4 in Fort Smith and Mountain Portage. Find them on Facebook, Slave River Paddlefest.
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