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Thursday, July 04, 2013
Nobel Peace Laureates stand in Solidarity with First Nations affected by reckless Tar Sands development
On July 5th and 6th, people from coast to coast will gather in Fort McMurray, AB to join First Nations and Metis in the Healing Walk, an annual gathering focused on healing the environment and the people who are suffering from tar sands expansion.
This year, the walk is supported by Keepers of the Athabasca, a collection of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, environmental groups, and local citizens coming together to protect water, land and air for Athabasca River community. The local environment in the tar sands region has already been subject to air pollution, land destruction, and water contamination to the point where it is no longer drinkable – in some communities it isn’t even safe to bathe in tap water! Click here for more information on how you can participate in the Healing Walk
Check out the Nobel Women’s Initiative‘s newly released short video documenting women’s voices on the Alberta oil sands, pipeline expansion, and climate change – in soildarity with the upcoming 4th Annual Tarsands Healing Walk.