Healing Walk 2011
Keepers of the Athabasca
We are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, environmental groups, and Watershed citizens working together for the protection of water, land and air, and thus for all living things today and tomorrow in the Athabasca River Watershed.

Our mission: To unite the peoples of the Athabasca River and Lake Watershed to secure and protect water and watershed lands for ecological, social, cultural and community health and well being.

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What's New
Low water levels raise questions on Alberta’s water use policies
May 27, 2015
With the entire province of Alberta under a complete fire ban due to extremely low water levels and very dry conditions, Keepers of the Athabasca is asking the newly elected government to consider how the proposed Surface Water Quantity Management Framework that is set for implementation in fall of 2015, may adversely impact water levels.
» RELEASE: Low Water Levels Raise questions on Alberta’s Water Use Policies (1MB Word document)

Fort Chipewyan to move forward on first solar project
September 17, 2014
From September 16th to September 22nd solar panels will be installed on the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Elder and Youth Lodge with an official ribbon cutting ceremony to take place on September 19th. The installation will be the first of many projects that will be constructed in the region. Keepers of the Athabasca who hope this project will be an example; especially to other tar sands impacted First Nation communities, of the benefits solar can bring to communities supported the solar initiative.
» RELEASE: Fort Chipewyan to Move Forward on First Solar Project (45Kb PDF)

The fifth and final Healing Walk was held June 27-29, 2014
June 29, 2014
This year marked the fifth and final annual Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The people of the Athabasca joined together for this important gathering, turning attention not only to tell the story and stop the destruction in the Athabasca region, but to shed light on other communities, other places that have been sacred since time immemorial: the healing has to start everywhere.
» SITE: Healing Walk 2014: Further information and registration details
» RELEASE: Healing Walk Date Set (168Kb PDF)
» FACEBOOK: Tar Sands Healing Walk
» PHOTOS: 2013 Healing Walk (Flickr)
» VIDEO: Stop the Destruction, Start the Healing: Healing Walk 2013 (YouTube)
» VIDEO: Protecting the Sacred One Step at a Time: Tar Sands Healing Walk 2013 (Vimeo)

RESOLUTION: Keepers release Resolution opposing aggression against the Unist'ot'en Camp
June 7, 2014
Keepers of the Water, KoW Beaver River Council, and Keepers of the Athabasca have released a Resolution opposing government, military and police aggression against the Unist'ot'en Camp and the traditional Gitxsan Wet'suwet'en people who are asserting and protecting natural law on their birthright.
» Read the Resolution (72Kb PDF)

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