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Putting People First

Published: October 25, 2009, Author: JayTaber

As the largest oil exporter to the US, Canada also generates the largest greenhouse gas emmissions in the world. For the Athabascan peoples of Northern Alberta, this means their lands, waters, and wildlife have become a major planetary sacrifice zone. In the documentary Downstream, the story of Fort Chipewyan and their physician, Dr. John O’Connor, challenges the notion that dominant society’s governments or the oil industry will ever put people first.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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