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Tar Sands Giant Total stonewalls public inquiry into Tar Sands plans

15 Jun 2010

OTTAWA – One week after French tar sands giant Total blocked local residents from testifying at a tar sands upgrader hearing northeast of Edmonton, the corporation is now trying to limit what questions third party intervenors can ask with regards to their plans for a new tar sands mine.

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Posted June 15, 2010 by AEN

Aboriginal Peoples and the Future of Water Management in Alberta

Jun 10 2010 - 9:00am - Jun 11 2010 - 4:30pm

This public legal education conference is designed to take a look at asserted Aboriginal and treaty rights/responsibilities in relation to water and to discuss how these rights may fit into the current statutory regime in Alberta. The objective is to enhance the capacity of all parties to participate meaningfully in the ongoing review of the water management and allocation system. Various experts will be invited to present their views on Aboriginal perspectives on water, the existence and scope of Aboriginal rights to water, ways in which these rights currently are and could be accommodated in the regulatory regime pertaining to water, the issue of safe drinking water on reserve, and transboundary water issues.

Visit the CIRL website for program and registration information


Grant MacEwan University, Robbins Health Learning Centre
10910 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 18, 2010 by AEN

"Downstream" and "Our Land, My People" Film Screening for World Water Week

Mar 23 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Downstream synopsis

At the heart of the multi-billion dollar Oil Sands industry in Alberta, a doctor’s career is jeopardized as he fights for the lives of the aboriginal people living and dying of rare cancers downstream from one of the most polluting operations in the world. Read more »


Central Academic Building (CAB) 235
University of Alberta (North of 87 Avenue, between 114 Street and 112 Street)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 22, 2010 by Anonymous

Tar Sands on Trial: The Beaver Lake Cree Fight Big Oil to Save the Boreal

Nov 27 2009 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

(This event was originally scheduled for October 14, but had to be delayed because of bad weather.)

Award-winning author Andrew Nikiforuk (Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent), renowned photographer Garth Lenz (Canadian Geographic) and one of Canada's pre-eminent lawyers in Aboriginal law Jack Woodward (Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia) explain why the Beaver Lake Cree legal action is the way to stop the tar sands expansion – and save the planet. Read more »


John Dutton Theatre (Calgary Public Library)
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted November 23, 2009 by Anonymous

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