Australian Indigenous tribes fighting resource project at home visits Alberta First Nations – APTN

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Australian Indigenous tribes fighting resource project at home visits Alberta First Nations – APTN

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2015358 Views

June 5, 2015

BEAVER LAKE CREE NATION — Delegates from two Australian Indigenous tribes travelling the world to seek support and build awareness about a massive coal mine set to be built within their sacred territories stopped in Alberta this week.

The Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council are “gravely” concerned about the impacts the project will have on their traditional lands.

The Indian owned company Adani is awaiting land lease agreements to construct the 40km by 13km Carmichael mine north of the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland, Australia- approximately 10km away from Wangan and Jagalingou territories.

The group visited Alberta First Nations this week to learn about the plight faced by communities there involved in litigation battles with governments and industry.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2015/06/05/australian-indigenous-tribes-visit-alberta-first-nations-build-solidarity-fighting-threatening-industrial-development/

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