Film screening March 28th at 17:30 in Stockholm
March 18th, 2018
For those in Stockholm, or passing through on March 28th, please join us for a REXSAC film screening at 17:30 at the Nordic Museum.
Guardians of Eternity is a startling film that documents the impact of arsenic pollution from an abandoned gold mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories on adjacent Yellowknives Dene First Nations communities. It has been over a decade since the mine closed and community members struggle today with the question of what to do with 237,000 tons of arsenic trioxide dust stored underground at the site. They also consider how to warn future generations of the toxic dangers at the old mine and communicate the perpetual care activities that will be required to contain the waste.
Arn Keeling, one of the leading researchers in REXSAC, is visiting KTH until the end of March and will present the film and lead discussions. He is a historical geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, publishing on the environmental historical geography of Western and Northern Canada.
After the film, Niila Inga, reindeer herder and chairman of the Laevas Sami village in northern Sweden, together with Rasmus Kløcker Larsen from the Stockholm Environment Institute, will show the shorter film, “Can environmental assessments protect the Sami rights?” The film follows Niila on his visit to the Quebec Cree people in 2017, raising the question: What can Sweden learn about Canada in terms of resource extraction on indigenous peoples’ lands?
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