The time has come! One River, Many Relations is going on tour and screening for the public. We’ve got plans for a short film tour that’s coming up soon, stopping in Winnipeg on November 2nd, London ON on November 4th,...
The casual skimmer of the Edmonton Journal might see this headline and think impure thoughts. 'Trail-blazing aboriginal doctor worries Fort Chipewyan residents not ready for major lifestyle change' may seem, to the uninformed masses, like Fort Chipewyan needs a major attitude adjustment about their health. Everyone knows that aboriginal communities struggle with smoking, diabetes, drug use, lack of physical activity and poor food choices, right? Fort Chip is no different? Wrong.
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.
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),...
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.
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.
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.
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.