Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Jane Fonda- Fort McMurray- LNG & Allies

Jane Fonda in Fort McMurray

"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.

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