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Mikisew First Nation takes Wood Buffalo concerns to UNESCO – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 26, 2015

Fort Chipewyan’s Mikisew Cree First Nation is appealing to the United Nations to help protect Wood Buffalo National Park from the impact of oil sands development and dam construction in British Columbia.

At a meeting next week in Bonn, Germany, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee will consider the Mikisew’s petition to list as “in danger” the vast national park that straddles the border of Alberta and the Northwest Territories and includes much of the Peace-Athabasca delta on the western end of Lake Athabasca.

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