Our relations in the area with whom its my privilege to work, suffer the consequences of the effects of this in their medicine plants and foods, and in the air that they breathe, daily. They die of cancer at a horrific rate.. And because they are thus forced to depend on foodstuffs flown thousands of miles, some work in those oil sands mines in order to afford the exorbitant costs of canned food and bottled water.. It’s a cancer on the earth on more ways than one and its where battle lines are being drawn today.


View original post

Author: Makere

A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, academic, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.