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Canada, Alberta Oil Sands


Alberta Oil Sands, Canada

The Alberta oil sands in western Canada, a large oil mining region, are in the homeland of the Dene, Cree, and Metis People in Treaty 8 territory. 

Visible from space, the oil sands have made irrevocable environmental damage, by  straining riverbeds, creating vast toxic chemical pools, and polluting the air.

The oil sand also have deep impacts on the Indigenous communities living there, including their disconnection from their land, waterways, language, and traditional ways of life.

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Kendrick Carndinal

Land User of Fort Chipewyan, describes how the landscape is changing due to industry’s activity upstream

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