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Youth protest against the tar sands in Fort Chipewyan

posted by dawn Geography: Prairies Fort Chipewyan Topics: tar sands, Youth

January 9, 2009

Youth protest against the tar sands in Fort Chipewyan


Youth from Fort Chipewyan marched through the streets to protest against the tar sands in -32 degree temperatures this afternoon.

The march was organized by 10 year old Robyn Courtoreille, who got other youth involved in the protest.

"Syncrude and Suncor have been poisioning our water, air, so we protested to let them know we want a future not cancer," said Dailen Powder, 12, after the protest.

"I was protesting because I dont want anymore deformed two jawed fish in our lake," said Cherish Kaskamin, 11.

There is another protest in Fort Chipewyan planned for January 12th.

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So Proud!

I just want to say how proud I am of all the children of Fort Chipewyan, who braved the cold weather to stand up for what they believe in. These children are the future, and they have every right to be upset with the condition of their Lake. I hope that others in the community will get just as fired up as the youth and speak up for themselves and the environment.
Keep up the good work Grade 6 :)
You've made your teacher proud!
Sincerely, Hilary Banks