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Keepers of the Athabasca
We are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, environmental groups, and Watershed citizens working together for the protection of water, land and air, and thus for all living things today and tomorrow in the Athabasca River Watershed.

Our mission: To unite the peoples of the Athabasca River and Lake Watershed to secure and protect water and watershed lands for ecological, social, cultural and community health and well being.

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Keepers of the Athabasca
The latest news from the Keepers, including reports on monitoring pollution, the We are the Land Conference, and more.
» NEWSLETTER: Keepers of the Athabasca, December 2015 (1MB PDF)
» NEWSLETTER: Keepers of the Athabasca, June 2015 (740KB PDF)
» NEWSLETTER: Keepers of the Athabasca, July 2011 (1.2MB PDF)

Keepers of the Water
» NEWSLETTER: August 2015, Volume 1, Issue 1 (775KB PDF)
What's New
RELEASE: Tu Kho'l th'er - Water is Boss - Nipiy Okimaw
May 23, 2016
As Keepers of the Water, we, the people who have united from all walks of life, have an understanding that Water is sacred, and water is boss. That we must respect water.... We are currently witnessing fires ravage the lands, taking everything in its path, and again, we are reminded that without water, these fires will continue. Everyone at this time is faced with the reality of the importance of water. It can no longer be denied or ignored.
» RELEASE: Tu Kho'l th'er - Water is Boss - Nipiy Okimaw (389KB PDF)

MEETING: Keepers of the Athabasca's AGM to be held May 28
May 2, 2016
Keepers of the Athabasca will hold its Annual General Meeting on May 28, 2016, from 11am-3pm, at the Anzac Community Hall. For further details, directions, and contact information, download our poster.
» POSTER: Keepers of the Athabasca AGM 2016 (264KB PDF)

RELEASE: Facts made public, hefty fine urged for Obed mine disaster
January 31, 2016
We have waited two long years to find out the facts behind the catastrophic Obed coal slurry spill and be privy to the evidence for the criminal charges laid by the Alberta Energy Regulator against the then owner of the mine, Sherritt International, and Coal Valley Resources. It now appears that we may never know all of the facts because of the possibility that the case will never go to trial. We are calling for a public trial to proceed, in order to shed light on these questions, and if the judge rules in favor of the prosecution, enforcement to the full extent of the law.
» RELEASE: Facts made public, hefty fine urged for Obed mine disaster (240KB PDF)

RELEASE: Climate Change Agreement must include UNDRIP
December 11, 2015
Keepers of the Athabasca calls on other world governments, even those who may feel that in their countries they do not have a group of people who self identify as Indigenous, to support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in any international agreement from the UN climate change summit in Paris.
» RELEASE: Climate Change Agreement must include UNDRIP (466KB PDF)

EDITORIAL: Where is the snow?
December 2, 2015
"But today... in the season of winter, there is no snow, when there should be, no real winter cold, but more of a barren, empty cold. Today, many are gathered in the one of the biggest international climate change gatherings in world history, in Paris France. And while I sit here in northern Alberta, I pray, that these leaders, will have some concrete plans and actions, solutions that we can all adopt, that will help save our winter..."
» EDITORIAL: Where is the snow? (450KB PDF)

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