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The Price of Petroleum

Published: June 22, 2011, Author: JayTaber

In this short video, Melina Laboucan-Massimo of the Lubicon Cree in Northern Alberta discusses the destruction of their way of life by the Government of Canada and the oil and gas companies it has collaborated with in decimating the Cree homeland. Once the type of story associated with what were considered third world peoples in former European colonies like Nigeria, the toxic wasting of the Fourth World, or First Nations in Canada, vividly demonstrates the connection between industrial human rights atrocities and the consumer demand for fossil fuels. In a morbid poetic sense, every barrel of tar sands crude represents a dead Canadian Indian, for that is now part of the price of petroleum.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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