Edmonton to Participate in International Day of Action Against the Tar Sands with Event at Alberta Legislature

Edmonton  - On June 17th Alberta residents and representatives from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, and  Dene Suline will create a visual on the Legislature steps to visually show how we have choices for our economic future – a tar sands future that will continue to devastate the land and trample treaty rights or a green future that respects the land and the original stewards of it. The visual is part of the International Day of Action Against the Tar Sands that will see anti-tar sands events being held in over 11 Canadian cities, 25 cities in the United States, in addition to events in Europe and countries as far away as New Zealand.

 

Who:              Alberta residents and representatives from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Dene Suline, Greenpeace Canada and Sierra Club Prairie.

 

What:             Creative Visual and Petition Delivery.

 

                          When:                        Friday, June 17th – 11:00 a.m.

 

Where:           Alberta Legislature Building – front steps.

 

The Province is trying to impose a controversial and inadequate land use plan for the Lower Athabasca region (LARP). The plan has received widespread condemnation from First Nation and environmental groups and will be one of the topics addressed at the rally.

 

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A full event listing can be found at http://stoptarsands.yolasite.com/2011-events-list.php

 

For more information, please contact:

Mike Hudema, Greenpeace Climate and Energy campaigner at 780-504-5601

Dustin Johnson, Tarsands campaigner Sierra Club Prairie at 587-588-5890

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