Chief Allan Adam
Chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
Chief Allan Adam became the chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in October of 2003. Adam grew up in the community of Fort Chipewyan and is acutely aware of the environmental and social issues that this First Nation deals with.
My community is largely based in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, 200 km downstream from current tar sands development. It's a place of great beauty and history, but we are now at risk from irreversible impacts that will permanently change our lands and our lives forever. The immediacy of the crisis demands attention, which is why I am so honoured to be on tour with Neil Young and Diana Krall as we travel across Canada to raise awareness and resources to defend ourselves from wanton development and interests that don't seem to care about our rights or our community.
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