Press Release: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Expresses Anger Over Bear Killings at Conklin

Lac La Biche, Alberta — Beaver Lake Cree Nation is saddened and dismayed by news that Alberta wildlife officers have shot and killed 12 bears in a landfill near Conklin, Alberta last week. Beaver Lake Cree Nation, a small Cree band from northeastern Alberta, has filed a court case to halt the wholesale devastation of their traditional hunting and fishing lands by the destructive march of the tar sands. The legal action is aimed at protecting the wildlife and wildlife habitat of the boreal forest that covers those lands.

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