Sunday, September 18 · 4:00pm – 5:00pm
“Answering Mother Earth’s Call.” Raven hopes to speak with Mike Bruised Head Member, Kainai Lethbridge Environmental Watch in Alberta. He will share his story about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) sites of Murphy Oil — one of two companies which have signed leases to frack on the reserve that is home to some 10,000 members. The women have vowed not to move until plans for fracking are stopped.
Possible guest; Melina Laboucan Massimo Cree First Nation : Speaks on the Tar Sands.Melina Laboucan-Massimo is Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta and is helping lead a delegation of indigenous leaders from Canada and the United States to take part in the Tar Sands Action. She has been working as an advocate for Indigenous rights for the past 10 years. She has written articles and produced a short documentary for Redwire Media Society covering topics ranging from the tar sands to inherent treaty rights and cultural appropriation. She has studied and worked in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada, with a focus on Indigenous rights and culture, resource extraction and international diplomacy. Before joining Greenpeace as a tar sands campaigner in Alberta in April 2009, she was pursuing her Masters in Environmental Studies at York University.
Melina has campaigned to raise awareness about the recent oil spill in the Peace River watershed in Alberta. She is featured in Greenpeace’s photo essay about the spill and its impact on local communities.