|Title: ||We Can't Sacrifice Our Water for Shale Gas|
|When: ||13.11.2012 19:00 - 21:30|
|Location: ||Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 W. Broadway, Vancouver|
|Description: ||Fort Nelson First Nation of northeast BC has worked with the natural gas industry and government to provide economic opportunities for it members and the entire province through responsible resource development. But the BC Liberal Government's intention to issue a number of long-term water withdrawal licenses permitting companies to divert and contaminate billions of litres a year of water from their rivers for shale gas has forced the Echo Dene people to stand in defence of their traditional territory and life-sustaining environment.|
After pursuing every other avenue available to it - including repeated efforts to reach out to the Province, which have gone ignored - Fort Nelson First Nation feels it must now appeal to the public for support to put a stop to this plan and ensure the public and First Nations are properly consulted in the development of a responsible water management plan.
Chief, Council and community members will be in Vancouver at this event to share their story. Water and Energy expert Ben Parfitt of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives will contribute his insights to the panel as well.
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