"During a portion of the interview, Fonda stood with her hand on the shoulder of Cleo Desjarlais Reece, a member of the Fort McMurray First Nation.
The two had lunch together, and Desjarlais Reece said they talked about the greed of corporations that place profits above the health of people and the environment.
Reece, also a member of anti-oilsands group Keepers of the Athabasca, defended Fonda's visit. She said she disagreed with those who say celebrity tours are merely circuses that distract from important issues."
"We do not control the media, obviously," she said. "Anytime [we get] a chance to give our side of the story and tell our truth, I think that is very important for us.
The voices of Indigenous groups, Desjarlais Reece said, are often heard only when celebrities show up.
Chief Adam, Grand Chief Phillip, Jane Fonda & Barbara Williams in Fort McMurray about to do a fly over of the #tarsands. #Stoptheexpansion pic.twitter.com/UdA9t9FT7z— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) January 10, 2017
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, #ACFN Chief Allan Adam, @Janefonda & @barbarawilliam_ will view the #TarSands today pic.twitter.com/61AQO6TOV7— UBCIC (@UBCIC) January 10, 2017
Such great conversations here with Jane Fonda. #Stoptheexpansion #tarsands pic.twitter.com/sqQ3WxLKFm— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) January 10, 2017
As we all continue to #StandWithStandingRock, thank you @Janefonda for also supporting our fight to #StopTheExpansion of the #TarSands https://t.co/f0mD086tYP— Treaty Alliance (@Treaty_Alliance) January 10, 2017
First Nations leaders and @JaneFonda are in Fort McMurray today to witness the #tarsands and affirm their commitment to #stoptheexpansion pic.twitter.com/kSAs7mXzEo— Greenpeace Canada (@GreenpeaceCA) January 10, 2017
.@Janefonda joins list of activist celebs to tour the #tarsands https://t.co/FTjW1Ju1tp via @CBCNews #StopTheExpansion #abpoli pic.twitter.com/1xrT5nlqM6— Greenpeace Canada (@GreenpeaceCA) January 10, 2017
Today, Grand Chief Philip, Chief Adam, and @Janefonda are going to witness the destruction of the #tarsands. #keepitintheground https://t.co/nsd9rVzAa2— 350 Canada (@350Canada) January 10, 2017
Trudeau & Trump don’t get it: we can either have a safe future or more #tarsands, not both #StopTheExpansion #bcpoli https://t.co/vXGlAE2Xz5 pic.twitter.com/3Yl26Um0Vb— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) January 10, 2017
First Nations in Alberta to #JaneFonda: expanding the #tarsands means we "destroy everything." https://t.co/iCuc9ayj4c via @NatObserver— 350 Canada (@350Canada) January 11, 2017