Extractive industries and indigenous peoples

Applicant
Working Group of Indigenous Peoples in the Barents region WGIP
Finnmark
Partner
Barents Indigenous Peoples Office
Murmansk
Barentssekretariatets støtte
45 000 NOK
Satsingsområde
Urfolk
Prosjektet startes

Number of participants in the project

Totalt i prosjektet
33

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The side event will focus on the tar sand exploration in northern Alberta, Canada, impacting several indigenous nations and societies. New information on the severe health impact for people living in the area of tar sand oil production and the long term impact of land and waters will be discussed. Excerpts from the CBC documentary on the tar sand industry “The End of Dirty Oil» will be shown and participants of First Nations peoples from the area will give their testimony. Mining on indigenous land, with focus on Sámi areas in Scandinavia, will be another topic.