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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.