WEBINAR: Water Knows No Boundaries – Releasing Toxic Tailings “Ponds” Won’t Either
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
5:30 – 6:30 pm MDT
Join Keepers of the Water and Environmental Defence as they dive into the alarming findings of their recent report which mapped decades of the toxic takeover of Indigenous territories by “tailings ponds,” massive reservoirs of oilsands wastewater.
Aliénor Rougeot, Climate and Energy Manager at Environmental Defence, will be joined by our host Jesse Cardinal, Executive Director of Keepers of the Water and local Kikino Métis, panellists Jean L’Hommecourt, co-chair of Keepers of the Water and a local Denesuline woman from Fort McKay and Daniel, Outreach Manager for Keepers of the Water and K’asho Got’ine Dene from Radili Ko.
Jean will speak about her personal experience living downstream of the oil sands, allowing us to understand the harm the industry has already caused. Jesse and Daniel will discuss the dangers of the oil industry’s current attempt to release the tailings’ toxic waste into the Athabasca River.
This webinar is free and does not require any personal information beyond name and email.
Feature Image: Artwork by Mixed Creatives.
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