Stand in Solidarity with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation as they serve Shell Canada with “Gift”

CALGARY – Tomorrow morning join Sierra Club Prairie, Greenpeace and Keepers of the Athabasca as they stand with the Chief and Council of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) while they present Shell executives  with a “gift” regarding unmet agreements made between Shell and the First Nation regarding existing tar sands projects within ACFN traditional territory and Canada’s pristine Athabasca, A UNESCO heritage site.

These agreements were meant to ensure Shell would provide measures to lessen impact of these mines on ACFN, including agreements to address environmental issues and mitigation.  Shell failure to meet these agreements with ACFN has led to harmful impacts on the environment and ACFN’s constitutionally protected rights and culture. Shell is also proposing to massively expand one of these existing projects, and also has plans for a completely new project in an area that is very important to ACFN’s traditional way of life.

Come Join ACFN as they rally outside of Shell headquarter and deliver Shell their gift!

Wednesday November 30, 2011 – 9:30 am

Serving of Papers

Shell Canada Corporate headquarters

400 4 AVE SW,

Calgary, AB

FOLLOWED BY A PRESS CONFERENCE WHERE THE CHIEF AND ALLIES TAKE QUESTIONS

10:30 am Press Conference

Press Conference

Kahanoff Center

1202 Centre Street South

Calgary, AB

SOLIDARITY ACTIONS WILL ALSO BE HELD IN LONDON, ENGLAND AT SHELL HEADQUARTERS AND IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA AT THE UNFCCC CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS. Stay tuned for more information 🙂

 

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