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NEWS RELEASE · 29th September 2011
The First Perspective
Indigenous peoples (known as First Nations) in Canada are taking the lead to stop the largest industrial project on Mother Earth: The Tar Sands Gigaproject.

Northern Alberta is ground zero with over 20 corporations operating in the tar sands sacrifice zone, with expanded developments being planned. The cultural heritage, land, ecosystems and human health of First Nation communities including the Mikisew Cree First Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Fort McMurray First Nation, Fort McKay Cree Nation, Beaver Lake Cree First Nation Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, and the Metis, are being sacrificed for oil money in what has been termed a “slow industrial genocide”.

Infrastructure projects linked to the tar sands expansion such as the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline, threaten First Nation communities in British Columbia, Canada and American Indian communities throughout the United States. Community resistance is growing and Indigenous peoples throughout North America have mounted substantive challenges to tar sands expansion.

Just a few years ago, people in Canada, U.S. and Europe heard little to nothing about the Canadian tar sands.

Today, the tar sands have become a topic of national and international discussion as stories of cancer epidemics in the community of Fort Chipewyan, massive wildlife losses related to toxic contamination, environmental degradation and increased vocal resistance from impacted communities have shattered the ‘everything is fine’ myth propagated by the Canadian and Alberta governments.

A poll conducted in 2010 found that 50% of Canadian citizens believe the risks involved with tar sands projects outweighed the benefits. Yet, tar sands expansion continues. Already the Athabasca delta has been completely altered from a pristine boreal forest, clean rivers and lakes to a devastated ecosystem of deforestation, open pit mines and watershed where fish regularly exhibit tumors and birds landing on contaminated tailings ponds die instantly.

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Endako camp
Comment by steve on 3rd October 2011
Its been there for a year and yes, they are working on the Endako mine expansion. Tinfoil hats not available at the front gate

I guess you'd rather buy your oil from Venezuela or Iraq then? or maybe Libya?
Shame!
Comment by Janice P. Robinson on 29th September 2011
Enbridge did not make it this far, with the development of the pipeline to Kitamaat, without the aid/support of Indian traitors. They are everywhere, with their open pockets and phoney smiles. Shame on you.

This process is not benign. People are being hurt. Look what you have brought home! Nice new trucks and vans. The best thing about what you have all accomplished is that you have unwittingly caused the Tsimshian "treaty process" to fall flat on its fraudulent face. There is a God.

You are no different than the traitors who waltzed home with those smiling, yeasty, conniving Hudson Bay Company "officials" not too long ago.
A Tsimshian Chief Matriarch (and her entourage) travelled to the outpost and declared, "We do not wantonly kill beaver in Tsimshian Territory. They are special to us, and we do not disrespectfully kill them like that." Now, how silly you look with the "traplines" you have been rewarded with.

Did you think the real Tsimshian Nation, and all our beloved non-Tsimshian friends were just going to roll over and die on this one? The territory you are disrespecting will not endure it, and the Nation you are sucking dry disapproves.

When I see a magnificent entourage of Tsimshian royalty standing with Enbridge.......No, that will never happen. They're too busy standing for the health, education and future happiness of our next generation.

Stop using and abusing your own people on behalf of Enbridge. Shame on you.
Enbridge plans
Comment by F Breker on 29th September 2011
My comments are towards the proposed Enbridge pipeline and I am taking a shot in the dark. Driving through Fraser Lake last fall was when I first noticed a large work camp a few kms east of town. The camp is blocked from view from the highway by a earth berm. I started to drive in to see what was up and was immediately blocked by a security person who mumbled something about the camp being used by Endako mine workers. My suspicion is that the level of secrecy at this camp (it is not viewable on my version of google earth) is possibly an indication that this camp is a staging area for coming pipeline construction. As of a month ago there are still no signs or anything to indicate who are what this camp is about. Maybe I'm grasping here, but it seems rather suspicious.