Crystal Lameman

First Nations voice in North American environment policy

One of the sometimes overlooked sides of the story of the Canadian government’s recent push on fossil fuel extraction and moves towards climate scepticism is how it intersects with much older issues of the rights of ingenious people. The Idle No More movement changed discourse slightly, and brought a global audience – especially environmentalist – to the case of Canada’s First Nations. Crystal Lameman is one of the voices increasingly being heard, and working hard for further voices of her community to be listened to. A member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Lameman lives with her young family slightly North East of Edmonton, Alberta, and is active in tar sands campaigns.