Why They Fight the Tar Sands

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Melina speaking at the Defend Our Coast Rally
by Joan Russow - PEJweb.com
 
melina-laboucan-massimo-300x199Melina Laboucan Massimo, a long-time Indigenous and environmental activist. Since 2009 Melina has been working as a tar sands campaigner for Greenpeace Canada.
 
Melina is a Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta who knows the reality of the oil sands too well. Having grown up in the oil sands region, she witnessed first-hand the impacts of oil sands development on her Nation’s people, culture, and land.
 
She now spends most of her days traveling inside Canada and around the world to share her their stories and realities with a larger audience. (http://nobelwomensinitiative.org/2012/10/meet-melina-laboucan-massimo-indigenous-environmental-activist/)
 
 
 
 

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