Norman Wells in the Northwest Territories has declared a state of emergency.
In northern Alberta a blockade is underway by members of the Dene Suline, a part of Cold Lake First Nation.
First Nations leaders in the Northwest Territories are also concerned over the oil spill in northern Alberta.
The First Nations people living downwind from Alberta’s worst oil spill in over 30 years say their children are falling ill from the spill’s emissions.
The Alberta government is putting the Lubicon Cree in danger by refusing to believe the community is suffering from serious ailments caused by the spill of 28,000 barrels of crude oil on their territory, said Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo.
The Lubicon Cree say the Alberta government has done little since 28,000 barrels of crude oil spilled from a broken pipeline onto lands claimed by the First Nations community.
There are growing fears about the extent of a massive oil spill from a pipeline in northern Alberta.
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The president of a Kahnawake tobacco company facing charges in Alberta over the seizure of 16 million cigarettes from a First Nation community says he’s unfazed by the development and plans to continue a push to establish a distribution network throughout western Canadian First Nations.