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A ‘Tail’ of Two Ponds – What B.C. Can Learn from Alberta’s Own Tailings Spill

Ken Hudson, President of the Fort Smith Métis Local, remembers the Obed coal mine spill that rocked communities along the Athabasca and Slave Rivers. Now that another tailings pond has breached just nine months later, he wonders what, if anything, has changed.
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The NHL Just Dropped the Gloves on Climate Change, Ice Roads Risk Missing Playoffs

The NHL has released its first ever Sustainability Report, and dropped the gloves on climate change. This is why remote northern communities should take note.
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Fort Chipewyan Bedazzled by Beetle’s Mysterious Appearance

A mysterious, beautiful, iridescent beetle has made a dazzling appearance in Fort Chipewyan this summer, and it has elders and land users scratching their heads as to where it came from. “I’ve never seen this before” says Larry Pacquette (Métis),...
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Little Known “Feeder” Pipeline – Vital To Tar Sands Expansion – Being Quietly Rammed Through Approvals Say First Nations

“Grand Rapids would provide the main feed from the source for other major pipeline projects, but the new Alberta Energy Regulator and the Alberta Consultation Office has decided the project is minimal impact, with no need to consult with our First Nation. It’s a disgusting misuse of power and poor policy,” said Chief Allan Adam of the ACFN.
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Government of Alberta Indifferent to Health Concerns of Fort Chipewyan Residents

This is a repost from Tar Sands Solutions. Residents of Fort Chipewyan have been met with callous indifference from the Government of Alberta in response to a new report that characterizes the impacts of industrial activity associated with the Athabasca...
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Much Ado About Smoking – Dr McLachlan Responds to Critic’s Claims he ‘Blows Smoke’

Dr Kindzierski has gone on the record being highly critical of the report and the underlying research design and analysis regarding the health and more specifically the cancer results. Although his criticisms are of course welcome and will only contribute to discussion regarding these important issues, I (perhaps predictably) see them as entirely wrongheaded.
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Critic of Fort Chipewyan Health Report Politely Pans Research in Conversation

I reached out to Dr. Kindzierski because I wanted him to unpack his criticism of our report. I wanted to know if he was reported accurately in the article. What did he think about the use of Traditional Knowledge in our study? What elements of our study did he found interesting? After he had more time to review the work, did he have a different opinion? The following is a pleasant conversation we had over the phone that was transcribed.
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“Don’t Let Them Off the Hook.” Dr. McLachlan Gives Interview on the Daily Grrr

Dr. Stéphane McLachlan was featured on the Daily Grrr yesterday where he was given a chance to talk at length about the recently released health study, it's findings, and a call to action for listeners.
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River Logs – Day 5. Comfortable Familiarity

In the irregular series 'River Logs', I will share some of my personal stories from my annual ‘huge summer visit’ to communities along the Athabasca and Slave River. During these visits, I distribute One River Many Relations newsletters, gather new ideas for this website, film stories with Elders and land users, and reconnect with old friends I’ve made along the way.
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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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