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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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Keepers of the Athabasca
The latest news from the Keepers, including reports on monitoring pollution, the We are the Land Conference, and more.
» NEWSLETTER: Keepers of the Athabasca, June 2016 (875KB PDF)
» NEWSLETTER: Keepers of the Athabasca, December 2015 (1MB PDF)
» NEWSLETTER: Keepers of the Athabasca, June 2015 (740KB PDF)
» NEWSLETTER: Keepers of the Athabasca, July 2011 (1.2MB PDF)

Keepers of the Water
» NEWSLETTER: August 2015, Volume 1, Issue 1 (775KB PDF)
What's New
NEWSLETTER: Keepers of the Athabasca publishes its newsletter for June 2016
June 30, 2016
The KoA Newsletter for June 2016 includes features on a gathering of Indigenous leaders to discuss climate action, an update on the Swan Hills Treatment Centre, an introduction to our new directors, and more.
» NEWSLETTER: KoA Newsletter, June 2016 (875KB PDF)

GATHERING: Keepers of the Water X
June 17, 2016
Keepers of the Water join Paddle for the Peace, urgently protecting the Peace River from Site C Dam. Join us for a Strategic Planning Session on July 9, 2016 at 6pm (RSVP), and for our Annual General Meeting on July 10, 2016 at 1pm at the Treaty 8 Building in Fort St. John, BC.
» INFORMATION: Keepers of the Water X
» WEBSITE: Paddle for the Peace
» POSTER: Keepers of the Water X (600KB PDF)

RELEASE: Tu Kho'l th'er - Water is Boss - Nipiy Okimaw
May 23, 2016
As Keepers of the Water, we, the people who have united from all walks of life, have an understanding that Water is sacred, and water is boss. That we must respect water.... We are currently witnessing fires ravage the lands, taking everything in its path, and again, we are reminded that without water, these fires will continue. Everyone at this time is faced with the reality of the importance of water. It can no longer be denied or ignored.
» RELEASE: Tu Kho'l th'er - Water is Boss - Nipiy Okimaw (389KB PDF)

MEETING: Keepers of the Athabasca's AGM to be held May 28
May 2, 2016
Keepers of the Athabasca will hold its Annual General Meeting on May 28, 2016, from 11am-3pm, at the Anzac Community Hall. For further details, directions, and contact information, download our poster.
» POSTER: Keepers of the Athabasca AGM 2016 (264KB PDF)

RELEASE: Facts made public, hefty fine urged for Obed mine disaster
January 31, 2016
We have waited two long years to find out the facts behind the catastrophic Obed coal slurry spill and be privy to the evidence for the criminal charges laid by the Alberta Energy Regulator against the then owner of the mine, Sherritt International, and Coal Valley Resources. It now appears that we may never know all of the facts because of the possibility that the case will never go to trial. We are calling for a public trial to proceed, in order to shed light on these questions, and if the judge rules in favor of the prosecution, enforcement to the full extent of the law.
» RELEASE: Facts made public, hefty fine urged for Obed mine disaster (240KB PDF)

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The Keepers of the Athabasca depends upon our many sponsors and volunteers who make our activities possible. Thank you for helping to keep the Athabasca!
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