Places Archives: Alberta

Paths Forward: In Defense of “Utopian” Creativity (Part 1 of 2)

This story was first published in Learning Earthways. By George R. Price The oral traditions and origin stories of many Indigenous peoples, worldwide, include some stories of the endings of previous worlds. In such stories, the end of one world usually coincides with the beginning of a new world. Typically, the end of one world … Continue reading Paths Forward: In Defense of “Utopian” Creativity (Part 1 of 2)

The Problem

This is an excerpt from the book Bright Green Lies, P. 1-7 By LIERRE KEITH “Once our authoritarian technics consolidates its powers, with the aid of its new forms of mass control, its panoply of tranquilizers and sedatives and aphrodisiacs, could democracy in any form survive? That question is absurd: Life itself will not survive, … Continue reading The Problem

Anti-Colonial Struggles Across Turtle Island

The following video looks at the many Indigenous-led struggles currently taking place across Turtle Island (North America). Indigenous People Day of Rage On 11th October, 2020, Indigenous peoples called a Day of Rage Against Colonialism. Main actions organized were against the forced assimilation of Indigenous peoples and for an alternative to Columbus Day. Colonial statues … Continue reading Anti-Colonial Struggles Across Turtle Island

Re-learning the Land: A Story of Red Crow College

By Intercontinental Cry   RE-LEARNING THE LAND is the story of a Blackfoot community in southern Alberta, Canada, and how they have re-taken control of their education system within Red Crow Community College. The film traces the decolonization of their learning and the development of an innovative program, Kainai Studies, within Red Crow College, the … Continue reading Re-learning the Land: A Story of Red Crow College

Walking the Walk

By Arij Riahi and Tim McSorley / The Dominion FORT MCMURRAY, AB—In the heart of Canada’s oil country, the booming town of Fort McMurray—casually dubbed Fort McMoney—is slowly becoming one of Alberta’s largest cities. From 2006 to 2012, the city grew by 53 per cent, going from a population of 47,705 to 72,994—far exceeding the … Continue reading Walking the Walk

It’s time to take our heads out of the tar sands

By Quebec delegation to Fort McMurray Local tragedies, such as the one in Lac Megantic, must not distract from the global tragedy which threatens us all. We write today as witnesses, witnesses to an ecological and social disaster which words can scarcely describe: we have just returned from Fort McMurray, Alberta, the nerve-centre of the … Continue reading It’s time to take our heads out of the tar sands

Alberta suffers third major oil spill in a month as Enbridge spills 26,450 gallons

By EcoWatch To borrow a popular hockey term, Canada has scored a hat trick of the worst kind: Three major oil spills in just over one month. The culprit this time around is Enbridge, the Calgary, Alberta-based operator of the world’s longest crude oil and liquids pipeline system, situated in Canada and the U.S. On … Continue reading Alberta suffers third major oil spill in a month as Enbridge spills 26,450 gallons

Fish downstream from tar sands industrial project suffering deformities

By Jason Mark / Earth Island Journal Chief Allan Adam, the head of the Fort Chipewyan community in the far north of Alberta, has been fishing in Lake Athabasca for all of his life. His father, now 76 years old, has been fishing there even longer. And neither of them has seen anything like what … Continue reading Fish downstream from tar sands industrial project suffering deformities

Another major pipeline spill in Alberta as 93,000 gallons of oil flow into Red Deer River system

By The Canadian Press Crews were scrambling Friday to contain and clean up a pipeline spill that is believed to have sent up to 475,000 litres of crude oil flowing into a rain-swollen Red Deer River system in west-central Alberta. Plains Midstream Canada says when the spill was discovered Thursday night it closed off its … Continue reading Another major pipeline spill in Alberta as 93,000 gallons of oil flow into Red Deer River system

Enbridge pipeline proposal a threat to forests and lifeways of First Nations people

By Kavitha Chekuru / Al Jazeera The sun pierces through thin slices of halibut that lie drying across cylindrical pieces of wood as Christopher Stuart continues to delicately cut more of the freshly harvested fish for the sun to bake. Stuart, a member of Canada’s Gitga’at First Nation, is performing the task for the first … Continue reading Enbridge pipeline proposal a threat to forests and lifeways of First Nations people