A People’s Tailings Response Initiative:

Dear Friends and Supporters,
  This Sunday afternoon, Mar. 14/23 at 2 p.m. on zoom is the second in a 3-part series of Study and Action Circles aimed at making  the Ft. McMurray Tailings “Ponds” an issue in the upcoming Alberta provincial election.   See the invitation below, 
including registration info/links.

See also the “backgrounder” hyperlink near the end of the invitation below for a few notes on how you can prepare for the Study and Action Circle.   

Hope to see you on Sunday afternoon,
Rod Olstad (he/him)
Tailings Study and Action Circles Coordinator
Edmonton Chapter, Council of Canadians

Dear Friends and Supporters,
The Edmonton chapter of the Council of Canadians is excited to invite you to our three-part Study and Action Circle series where we will plan a people’s response to the challenge of cleaning up the toxic Athabasca tar sands tailing ponds and make this a provincial election issue. The study and action series will take place via Zoom and is a follow-up to the symposia series we held with Keepers of the Water in fall 2022.

These events will be held Sunday afternoons from 2-5 p.m. MST and will be an opportunity to learn more about the tailings ponds and to build community power in response to this massive public and environmental health hazard.

Dates and times:

February 26th 2-5 p.m.: This Study and Action Circle will take place via Zoom and focus on the past and present of tailings and the scientific and technical issues related to them.

REGISTER: February 26

March 12th 2-5 p.m.: This Study and Action Circle will take place via Zoom and focus on Indigenous Rights and Knowledge as they relate to the tailings issue.

REGISTER: March 12

April 2nd 2-5 p.m.: This Study and Action Circle will take place in-person (location TBD) and via Zoom and will focus on solutions to tailings and how those solutions can be part of a just transition.


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