Canada

Oil Sands Contaminate Traditional First Nations' Foods: Report

"New scientific research has found that wild-caught foods in northern Alberta have higher-than-normal levels of pollutants the study associates with oil sands production, but First Nations are already shifting away from their traditional diets out of fears over contamination."

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 07/08/2014

"Canada's Indigenous: 'We Are the Wall' That the Pipeline Cannot Pass"

"First Nations groups have vowed to fight the Canadian government’s approval of a planned pipeline with lawsuits and direct action. They say Tuesday’s decision violates their constitutional rights because the government failed to consult tribal bands, the basic units of government for First Nations in Canada."

Source: Aljazeera America, 06/20/2014

Canada: "Conservatives Approve Northern Gateway Pipeline"

"OTTAWA -- Years of social disruptions by environmentalists and First Nations, lengthy court battles and a possible stand-off between Ottawa and British Columbia lie ahead after Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s approval of the fiercely contested Northern Gateway pipeline."

Source: Toronto Star, 06/18/2014

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