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With a background in community access media and media training, George Lessard has worked in print, broadcast radio and television and in educational media. He considers himself an artist in electronic and digital media. Born and brought up in Montreal, in Canada, his work has taken him to Toronto, Vancouver, Banff and Calgary; Inuvik, Fort Smith and Yellowknife NWT (where he currently lives); Salluit, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec) and Arviat, Nunavut. He's been posted internationally to Beijing, China; Nassau, the Bahamas; La Paz, Bolivia; Butare, Rwanda; Chelyabinsk, Russia and Berhampur, Odisha, India. These days in Yellowknife, he's producing live webcasts and YouTube videos of community events and mentoring young photographers around the NWT.

Yukon Council of First Nations declares territory to be frack free

| June 29, 2013
Yukon Council of First Nations declares territory to be frack free

Whitehorse, Yukon June 28th, 2013

''Today the Council of Yukon First Nations passed the following resolution:

"Be it resolved that the Council of First Nations calls on the Yukon Govt. to prohibit fracking in the Yukon and declares our traditional territories to be frack-free."

First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun --Mayo Band submitted the resolution and it was seconded by the Ta'an Kwäch'än -Whitehorse-Lake Labarge First Nation.

The resolution was passed by full consensus of the general assembly of those present.

CBCNorth's @YukonPhilippe posted the following Tweets on the subject:

"Council of Yukon First Nations passes unanimous resolution, calls on #Yukon government to prohibit #fracking. #cbcnorth"

"Our territories frack free" declares resolution signed by 9 Yukon #aboriginal self-governments. #fracking#cbcnorth"

CBC North finally publishes it's story:

Yukon First Nations declare territory is 'frack free'
Resolution passed unanimously at annual general assembly
Posted: Jul 3, 2013 6:51 AM CT
Last Updated: Jul 3, 2013 7:46 AM CT



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