Downstream Community Members Hold Healing Walk through Tar Sands Region
September 22, 2010
On Saturday, August 14th the Keepers of the Athabasca, a network of First Nation, Metis and settler community members along the Athabasca river hosted a 'healing walk' through the tar sands. Local First Nation and Metis elders from communities directly affected by tar sands operations led the walk and were joined by other local residents and hundreds of supporters for the 3-4 hour walk along HWY 63 winding through the long road that passes the tar sands operations exposing the dark clouds of emissions and the vast toxic tailing ponds. The walk was interspersed with speakers and filled with ceremony as local First Nation elders offered prayers to help heal the earth.
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