Beaver Lake Cree come to the UK
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From November 8 - 16, 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.
If you want to hear them speak, meet them yourselves, or help spread the word, they will be at the following events:
- 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, Event details to be determined.
If Chance and Crystal’s voices can be amplified on this trip, it will help ensure the UK’s pro-tar sands lobbying will not undermine the EU’s proposed tar sands ban when member states vote on it in December.