Open pit Oil Sands mines surround the Dene, Cree, and Métis community of Fort McKay on three sides, with the closest less than four kilometres away. Recent aggressive industrial development within their traditional territory has placed unique significance on the historical settlement at their reserve at Moose Lake, 80 kilometres from Fort McKay. Moose Lake has become what most community members consider their “last refuge”.
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