Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges new Shell tar sands mines





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Published on May 19, 2013

The decision for the Jackpine Mine Expansion was delayed until July 2013. A conditional approval was granted with 88 non-binding conditions/recommendations.

The decision and recommendations can be viewed here http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/docume...

Federal approval was granted on December 6th and failed to address the concerns of the ACFN. The ACFN will continue to explore all options to challenge this decision http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/jac... ****

Indigenous people living downstream from the tar sands explain in their own words why they are saying enough is enough.

Shell Canada is proposing two new tar sands mine projects in northern Alberta, Canada. From the perspective of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations (ACFN), whose lands will be affected by both Shell mines, governments are not fulfilling the promises of Treaty 8. This has led them to file a challenge to the Jackpine Mine proposal under section 35 of the Canadian Constitution.


Producer/Directors: Eriel Deranger and Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Videographers: Eagle Claw Thom & Zack Embree

Music: Meander River Dene Drummers

Recorded and engineered by: Taro Hashimoto & Curtis Cardinal

Additional Music:Dexter Britain "Into the Electric Fields" "Together in the Empty" freemusicarchive.org


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