Standing Rock and Indigenous Rights in Alberta

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Upper Lake Oahe (Reservoir), between Cannon Ball, North Dakota, and Pollock, South Dakota, as seen from space, October 1985. South is at the top of the photo.

This week, Indigenous Elder Taz Bouchier speaks about her experience at Standing Rock and organizing a prayer camp in Edmonton in solidarity with the Standing Rock water protectors. Indigenous rights activist Eriel Deranger discusses the conflict between Indigenous and colonial perspectives and how Indigenous Climate Action is working to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples.

 

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Standing Rock and Edmonton Prayer Camp

Just over a week ago, from Thursday November 24th – Saturday November 26th, a three day prayer camp was set up in Churchill Square in Edmonton, in solidarity with Native people protecting water against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota. The prayer camp was organized by Elder Taz Bouchier a descendant of the Original People of this land and a Social Worker. Taz has worked in the areas of justice, social services, addictions & recovery, advocacy, employment & training and community development. Terra Informer Dylan Hall spoke with her after the closing ceremony of the prayer camp in Churchill Square…

Alberta Indigenous Peoples and the Climate Crisis

Terra Informer Lauren Carter interviewed Eriel Deranger, an indigenous rights advocate and member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN). She highlights the current climate crisis faced by Indigenous peoples of Alberta and the moral and legal obligation of governments to work with Indigenous peoples in building progressive and aggressive climate change solutions.

Links

Army Corps of Engineers announcement

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe response

Indigenous Climate Action

International Mountain Day

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Photo by NASA

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