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.
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.
With a stacked line-up of big name guest speakers, organizers are hoping the conference will open "a conversation with Canadians about the current state of treaty relationships, and how we can move forward together, understanding our respective obligations.”
New science shows that there is an identifiable difference between groundwater tainted by Oil Sands Affected Water (or tailings pond water) and that which is found naturally. The oil sands are leeching chemically unnatural tailings into the environment.
Moose Lake: home and refuge from Fort McKay on Vimeo. Moose Lake is one of the few remaining refuges for Fort McKay residents and surrounding First Nations. Moose Lake is a natural haven where community members are able to practice...
Recently, many residents of Fort Chipewyan have expressed concern about changes in the environment and in the health of animals and people. In June 2011 the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, ACFN, and Mikisew Cree First Nation, MCFN, invited the University...