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Left, boreal forest. Right, Operations at the Muskeg River Mine part of the Albian Sands Oil Sands project near Fort McMurray, Alberta. Albian Sands is co-owned by Shell (majority owner), Chevron Canada and Marathon Oil Canada.

New York Times Highlights Photo Essay on First Nations Threatened by Oil Sands


The New York Times has posted on its Lens blog a fascinating and disturbing photo essay by Ian Willms of Boreal Collective, which documents how increasing Oil Sands production is threatening the traditional way of life of the Fort McKay First Nation, the Miksew Cree, and the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. See the photos and read the Times interview with photojournalist Ian Willms here.

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