Tar Sands Healing Walk Videos
Tar Sands Healing Walk 2014
Elder Taz Bouchier talks about the impacts of the Tar Sands on Indigenous people in the Athabasca watershed. She spoke to KAIROS Canada in late June 2014 at the fifth and final Tar Sands Healing Walk. The walk covered 14 kilometres along Highway 63, where it loops around the Syncrude site, just north of Fort McMurray. In this video, images from the walk help to amplify Bouchier’s powerful words.
On the Treaties
Using the backdrop of the 2014 Tar Sands Healing Walk, elder Taz Bouchier speaks about nation-to-nation treaties between Canada and Indigenous peoples, and what the treaty relationship means to the latter. “The original treaties were intended to build a common relationship between two sovereign nations, and to create a relationship where you worked in harmony and consulted with each other on what would work best for all nations.”