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Aboriginal Group Uses Constitutional Challenge to Oppose Tar Sands – CJSW

Jack Woodward is a lawyer representing the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in Lac La Biche. Woodward and the group are arguing that the Cree’s constitutionally protected right to hunt and fish on that land has been obstructed by tar sands development in Alberta’s North.  CJSW’s Joe Burima had a chance to speak with Mr. Woodward.

To hear the interview, please click here. 

On Friday November 27th, an event titled, “Tar Sands on Trial: The Beaver Lake Cree Fight Big Oil to save the Boreal” took place at Calgary’s John Dutton Theatre. CJSW News’ Sarah Thompson was on hand to record Jack Woodward’s speech.

Tar Sands on Trial – part one (MP3 Format)

Tar Sands on Trial – part two (MP3 Format)

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