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Mr. Blackman will have just returned from the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Peoples in New York. His talk will include what is happening with the Alberta tar sands, as well as what is happening with multi-national corporations and their role in the destruction of Mother Earth.
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear directly about Idle No More and the impacts of the Alberta tar sands on the environment, animals and people who live in the vicinity and down river of this disaster. Information is power, and being able to listen to an activist who has been involved for many years in invaluable!
Adelard Blackman is a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is from Cold Lake, First Nations, Alberta, Canada and is Dene, part of the Dene Sulene Nation a people who are spread throughout the northern regions of Canada.
He has been an activist since the age of 8, traveling with his grandparents who were giving teachings on how to take care of Mother Earth.
More recently, he has been traveling since 2000, working international issues with indigenous peoples in different parts of the world. He has been working on behalf of indigenous peoples at the United Nations in Geneva and New York, and also participated in working on the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples during the last 7 years.
Abelard Blackman feels very strongly about the environment and what has been happening to indigenous people today, both on Turtle Island and different parts of the world.
All this time, he has been searching for solutions to something good.
We are so fortunate that Mr. Blackman wandered in to Gathering Tribes prior to flying to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples. It was a synchronistic moment that enabled us to host him on this special evening.
Arrive for early for seating on the floor. A few seats will be available for elders.
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