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The Healing Walk

Green Mountain Daily - - 11:59 am Mon Jun 30th, 2014

Yesterday, for the fifth and final year, First Nations people from Alberta were joined by other native and non-native Candians, and by people from around the world, to undertake a spiritual walk around the toxic industrial mine site that is the Athabasca Tar Sands.

They have chosen once again to make the difficult journey, exposing themselves to petro-chemical vapors that lay heavy in the air at the site, in order to raise awareness of the assault on native Albertans' health and the global threat that the massive extraction operation represents.

"During the Healing Walk, hundreds of people walk 9 miles through what were once traditional hunting, fishing and gathering grounds, but are now wide expanses of strip mining and drilling that constitute one of the largest industrial undertakings the world has ever seen.

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