Friday, April 22, 2016
Grand Rapids Brewing Company
1 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Real Costs of Oil: The Case for Justice at the Ends of the Pipeline.
Throughout the Great Lakes region, oil flows via pipelines and railroads from Canada to destinations throughout the American Midwest. This April, Crystal Lameman is coming to Grand Rapids to shed light on the devastating environmental and human impacts of tar sands mining at the source in Alberta, Canada. Lameman, a member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, will speak about her Nation’s legal fight to defend their homelands against the over-development of thousands of fossil fuel extraction sites. Join us and learn about how our demand for these resources is destroying the ecosystems that have sustained indigenous families for thousands of years and threatening our collective future.
Lameman is the Intergovernmental Affairs and Industry Relations Treaty Coordinator and Communications Manager for the Nation.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 11:30am. Lunch not provided.