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NWT chapter screens the film ‘To the Ends of the Earth’, shares Leap Manifesto

The Council of Canadians Northwest Territories chapter screened ‘To the Ends of the Earth’ in Yellowknife last night.

Chapter activist Lois Little tells us, “We had an appreciative audience of about 35 out to see this very relevant film. The film is current and certainly relevant to us in so many ways, particularly as we are downstream of Site C, fracking in northern BC, and the tar sands. Many folks spoke to the need to break out of this dead-end economic model we are trapped in and to pressure decision makers to pick up on some of the stellar work that has been done in the NWT to create a different future. Our allies at Alternatives North and Ecology North have done some great work in this regard.”

She adds, “These are three recent reports that we advocated that people read and lobby for: Economic Futures in the Sahtu Region, Building Localized Economies, and 100% Renewable Energy in the NWT by 2050. We also passed out copies of the Leap Manifesto and encouraged people to be the ‘best citizen’ they can be.”

Six other Council of Canadians chapters have organized screenings of ‘To the Ends of the Earth’: Delta-Richmond (November 15), Brandon-Westman (February 12), Kelowna (February 12), Victoria (February 23), Peterborough-Kawarthas (April 21), and Powell River (May 6). In addition, Council of Canadians organizer Robin Tress spoke at the film screening in Halifax (March 1).

Numerous chapters have also supported Leap Manifesto activities.

To see the trailer for ‘To the Ends of the Earth’, please click here.