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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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Broken treaties focus of 44th Dene National Assembly

From oilsands encroaching on traditional territory in northeastern Alberta to Aboriginal fish nets being pulled from water near Yellowknife, First Nations across Denendeh are fed up with what they see as an erosion of their treaty rights. Treaty was the...
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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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Fort Chip Looks Back on Conference in Fort McMurray

The 'As Long As The Rivers Flow' conference in Fort McMurray got a lot of attention, thanks in part to remarks from the Archbishop Desmond Tutu. But while headlines focused on the criticisms Tutu leveled at the oil industry in northern Alberta, there was plenty more to talk about in Fort McMurray May 31 - June 1.
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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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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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Scientist Finds “Really Big Difference” in Fish Near Oil Sands Compared to Elsewhere

After heading the foremost fish study in the Athabasca and Slave River systems over the past several years, Dr. Paul Jones said the trends he is seeing in contaminants are not just petrochemical in nature, but likely caused by the oilsands industry.
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T-Rev Youth Water Drummers Sing to the Slave River

It was serendipity caught on tape. When the T-Rev youth water drummers came to the beach to sing to the water, it was a great opportunity to take a peek at the other side of environmental protection: Respect and honour of the waters through song and tradition.
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