In partnership with environmental and climate-focused Indigenous organizations, Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) and the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), the NDN Collective co-hosted the Bringing Our Voices Together gathering from August 7-11 in Cold Lake, Alberta to focus on strategies related to protecting Indigenous lands and communities from expansion of the Alberta tar sands and related pipeline projects.
This gathering was also the first Indigenous-only strategy summit related to protecting Indigenous people and lands from expansion of the tar sands, looking at the relationships between communities at the sources of Alberta tar sands extraction, to along the related pipeline routes that extend from the tar sands, including TransMountain, Keystone XL, and Line 3 pipelines, to the refineries on the coast. Over 100 Indigenous people, including organizers and leaders from both sides of the medicine line, also known as the U.S.-Canada border, were present at this gathering hosted at Cold Lake First Nation in Northern Alberta.
Indigenous Climate Action, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and NDN Collective are collaborating to produce a collection of multi-media stories on this gathering. Stay tuned for more! And to support ICA, IEN and NDN Collective in our shared endeavors to protect Indigenous lands, our Mother Earth, and our human and non-human family from ongoing environmental threats, follow us on social media and visit our websites to learn of more ways to take action.
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