Putting People First

As the largest oil exporter to the US, Canada also generates the largest greenhouse gas emmissions in the world. For the Athabascan peoples of Northern Alberta, this means their lands, waters, and wildlife have become a major planetary sacrifice zone. In the documentary Downstream, the story of Fort Chipewyan and their physician, Dr. John O’Connor, challenges the notion that dominant society’s governments or the oil industry will ever put people first.

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~ by Jay Taber on October 25, 2009.

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