In Canada, First Nations—that’s 60 Indian nations—unite to ban export of tar sands oil

BC First Nations Unite To Ban Export Of Tar Sands Oil
by Beth Buczynski
December 5, 2011

For the first time in Canadian history, First Nations, whose territory encompasses the entire coastline of British Columbia, have publicly united to oppose the transport of tar sands crude oil through their land.

Over 60 nations have signed the Save the Fraser Declaration, which bans tar sands oil pipelines throughout the Fraser River watershed, an area that was never ceded to the Canadian government, and therefore not legally under the government’s control.

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