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Lubicon youth have turned to YouTube to tell the world about what they are now facing in the wake of Alberta’s largest oil spill in the last 30 years.
The chief of the Lubicon Cree says the Alberta government’s recent apologies for the devastating oil spill on Lubicon territory is not enough.
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.