Alberta

Lindberg’s novel centers around Bernice Meetoos, a young Cree woman from Northern Alberta, who leaves her community and travels to British Columbia on a physical, and internal, journey. Although the book is fictional and not based off of Lindberg, who is an As’in’i’wa’chi Ni’yaw Nation Rocky Mountain Cree woman herself hailing from the Kelly Lake Cree Nation community in Alberta, she says that she has drawn from her life for inspiration for it.

Borsa and Marquis traveled from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, British Columbia with a limited crew to create the film, collecting testimonies from Canadians whose livelihoods and cultures could be influenced by the approval and construction of the pipeline.

On Nov. 19, Helbig will be visiting the U of O to do a talk based on his photobook Beautiful Destruction. The book contains 200 aerial photographs of the Alberta oil and tar sands, and essays by 15 different contributors, including leader of the Green Party Elizabeth May as well as Globe and Mail journalist Eric Reguly.