Posted on January 17, 2019
Beaver Lake Cree First Nation is taking on the tarsands – Canada’s fastest growing source of climate pollution. Tar sands extraction is poisoning the water, eliminates whole forests, and decimates traditional food sources for the Beaver Lake Cree people. Politicians won’t challenge the power of the tar sands industry, but together we can. Support their case or help them share the message.
Precedent Setting Case
The Beaver Lake Cree Nation is the first ever case to challenge and be granted a trial on the cumulative impacts of industrial development and they have a hearing on February 19, 2019. Their goal is:
Not one project, not one mine: all of them at once must go.
This hearing will determine whether they will be granted the financial means to go to trial, and your support is vital. If they win, we all win.
The Beaver Lake Cree homeland has been scarred and polluted by an incredible number of tar sands projects. Oil and gas wells and infrastructure have displaced the moose and elk. Drainage from the winning of tar sands has polluted the water. Caribou may be driven to extinction in this region within 10 years.
What is the accusation?
Beaver Lake Cree Nation is accusing the governments of Canada and Alberta for breaking their treaty promises. They have allowed over 19 000 permits for mineral developments (mostly tar sands) on their territory. These fossil fuel projects threaten the way of life of the Beaver Lake Cree, by polluting and fragmenting the land and water that have sustained them for centuries.
On February 19th the hearing will be held. Will they get justice to be able to carry on?
Join the movement
It’s time to join forces to protect the environment, climate, and Indigenous People’s right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.
The power of the crowd
The individual cannot change history, but together as individuals we can.
You can contribute to this case by donating money and share the message.
What’s at stake for Indigenous peoples is at stake for all of us. Justice, balance, protecting local communities from further harm, and a livable climate.
more information: RAVEN Trust