On Tuesday October 23, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation will be presenting their constitutional challenge against Shell’s proposed expansion of the Jackpine tar sands mine. Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will stand with them on that day and participate on a panel with members from Beaver Lake First Nation, Fort McKay First Nation and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation that evening in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The ACFN Facebook event page says — Can’t come to Fort McMurray on the 23rd? Here are some easy steps for you to stand with ACFN in the lead up to the event: 1) Share this event with your friends and networks; 2) Post a photo of yourself and a home made sign to this page. Signs could say “I Stand with ACFN” or your own personal message; 3) Send a letter to Shell about how you stand with the ACFN and why you are against the projects! Mail your letter to: Shell Canada Limited, P.O. Box 100 Station M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2H5.
|Maude Barlow wearing an “I stand with the ACFN” scarf
|“I stand with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) and their constitutional challenge against Shell’s planned expansion of the Jackpine tar sands mine in northern Alberta. Visit their Facebook page ‘STAND with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Fort McMurray’ and also see stopshellnow.com.” – Brent Patterson
|Ava Waxman, Vancouver-based Organizing Assistant
|Maryam Adrangi, Vancouver-based Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner