Khalalesla: Ground Zero in the Battle Against Enbridge Northern • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)

Khalalesla: Ground Zero in the Battle Against Enbridge Northern • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)

Release date:

2011

Running time:

22 minutes

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Yes

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Part of the SAMAQAN: Water Stories series 2

This documentary is one of thirteen in SAMAQAN: Water Stories, Series Two, continuing the exploration of water from the perspective of North America's Indigenous people. Through an examination of dangers posed by the energy sector, six programs in this series illustrate that in a sustainable world, oil and water do not mix.

A visit to the villages of "Old Town" Kitimaat and Q'ell introduces a Band of Tsimshian First Nations people who are fighting an active campaign against the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Art Sterrit and Gerald Amos show their territory, a vast and open oceanic landscape that is full of life. They have a right to be concerned––this is the community of Hartley Bay where the B.C. Ferry, The Queen of the North ran aground and sank to the bottom of the ocean floor March 22, 2006. The B.C. Government deemed the recovery of this vessel too expensive, so it remains, just a short distance from their doorstep, slowly seeping diesel fuel.

 

Titles included in this series:

Khalalesla: The Wake of the Tankers (22 mintues)
Letter from Athabasca (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 1 (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 2 (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 3 (22 mintues)
Wild Rice (22 mintues)
Ooligan (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 1 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 2 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 3 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 4 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 5 (22 mintues)

For more information about the series or series producers visit http://www.urbanrez.ca or http://www.samaqan.ca/

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SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1--13 parts)

North America's Indigenous people have always had a sacred relationship with water. This series shows their perspective on a most precious resource––a resource to be protected, not a commodity to be exploited.

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