Beaver Lake Cree come to the UK
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In November 2011, Crystal Lameman-Cardinal and Chance McPherson, young people from the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in Northern Alberta, came to the UK to share stories about life in the tar sands, at a time when our Government was helping Canada to undermine EU environmental regulation on behalf of the tar sands industry.
The pair spoke in London, Oxford (for Shared Planet) and Birmingham, about the impacts of the tar sands industry on their environment, health and the treaty rights which are meant to protect their traditional ways of life.
Below are details of the events we organised:
- London – Wednesday, 9 November, 6 – 9pm @ Greenpeace. Speaking at “A First Nations view on keeping tar sands oil out of the EU”.
- Oxford –Saturday, 12 November 12, 10:45 – 12:15 @ Oxford Town Hall. Speaking on the Shared Planet Climate Change plenary and ‘Tar Sands-Free’ breakout workshop.
- Oxford – Sunday, 13 November , 10 – 11am @ Oxford Town Hall, speaking on the opening plenary of the 2nd day of Shared Planet.
- Birmingham – Sunday, 13 November 13, 7:30 – 11:00pm @ the Underground, University of Birmingham. Speaking at “Drop Beats Not Bombs with Lowkey and Logic”.
- Birmingham – Monday, 14 November, Taking on Tarmageddon speaker evening