Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges new Shell tar sands mines

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges new Shell tar sands mines

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May 22, 2013

ACFN Indigenous people living downstream from the tar sands explain in their own words why they are saying enough is enough.

Shell Canada is proposing two new tar sands mine projects in northern Alberta, Canada. From the perspective of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations (ACFN), whose lands will be affected by both Shell mines, governments are not fulfilling the promises of Treaty 8. This has led them to file a challenge to the Jackpine Mine proposal under section 35 of the Canadian Constitution.

Learn more at Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Tar Sands


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