“It’s very, very sad” Fort McKay elders talk about life before the tar sands – APTN

“It’s very, very sad” Fort McKay elders talk about life before the tar sands – APTN

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2015452 Views

June 24, 2015

Just outside of the Fort McKay First Nation, sitting behind a chain-link fence is a dark lake dotted with scare-crow like structures dressed in bright orange suits and hard hats bobbing up and down in the water.

This is a tailings pond.

There are warning signs, ‘Danger’ and ‘Be Ware’ posted to discourage people from coming too close.

Every thirty seconds cannons fire warning shots to ward off birds from landing and drinking the water.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2015/06/24/sad-fort-mckay-elders-talk-life-tar-sands/

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