On Friday 15th April, from 7pm – 10pm indigenous activists resisting the Alberta Tar Sands will join with Transition Heathrow for a workshop on building community resilience and the UK Premiere of the Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands! The visit is part of the 2011 Tar Sands Tour.
7:00 pm What are the Tar Sands?
Learn more about the Tar Sands giga-project and the growing resistance.
What have they got to do with us in the UK?
Learn about how the UK is involved in the tar sands and the vibrant movement in the UK working in solidarity with First Nations community members to shut down the tar sands.
8:30 pm UK Premiere Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands!
This documentary takes us to the heart of the struggle of resistance to the world’s largest industrial project. Not to be missed!
Indigenous Environmental Network is an indigenous led organization resisting the Alberta Tar Sands
Melina Laboucan-Massimo is Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta, and also works as Greenpeace Tar Sands Climate and Energy Campaigner.
Jasmine Thomas is a member of the frog clan from Saik’uz British Columbia, Canada. She is strongly opposed to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project that plans to cross through her own and 52 other First Nations unceded traditional territories in British Columbia and Alberta.
Clayton Thomas-Muller, of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation is an activist for Indigenous rights and environmental justice and Tar Sands Campaigner with IEN
UK Tar Sands Network works in solidarity with IEN to pressure UK companies and banks to disinvest from the Alberta Tar Sands