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Photo essay: Ottawa action to stop the tar sands

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Hundreds of people from across North America gathered on Parliament Hill for a rally followed by a mass civil disobedience sit-in. Participants are delivering a resounding message to Harper: "We want to build a green energy future that respects Indigenous rights and prioritizes the health of our environment and communities."

For more photos see the Tar Sands Action flickr site.

George Poitras, Mikisew Cree First Nation

 George Poitras, Mikisew Cree First Nation

Regional Chief Bill Erasmus, Dene Nation

 Regional Chief Bill Erasmus, Dene Nation

Raging Grannies  Raging Grannies

 

Clayton Thomas-Muller, Indigenous Environmental Network

 Clayton Thomas-Muller, Indigenous Environmental Network

Respect my future

 Respect my future.

Brigette DePape

 Brigette DePape

Tantoo Cardinal

 Tantoo Cardinal

Police Line

  Police Line.

Gitz Crazyboy, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.png

 Gitz Crazyboy, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

Lionel Lepine

  Lionel Lepine

Police Line  Police Line.

Actvists 1

  No tar sands.

Activists 2

  Sit in.

Activists 3  Activist detained.

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