Please give me a vote / like for #natgeo100contest @natgeo “Breathe, Breathe in the Air” A girl plays on a beach, but what she doesn’t know is the heavily polluted chemical valley located across the St. Clair River in Sarnia Canada where the Natives are fighting for clean Air.
According to News Activist.com “Aamjiwnaang vs. Chemical Valley: An Act of Environmental Racism influencing Conflict “ “Aamjiwnaang First Nation is a reserve that is populated by approximately 1000 ojibway natives. These individuals are affected by what is called Chemical Valley. Chemical Valley, Sarnia’s main economic driver is a petrochemical zone that spans approximately 25km and has over 60 industries producing products such as gasoline, oil, rubber, ethanol, and others. Environmental racism plays a major role in the lives of those who live near to the area. Due to such a low income of the first nations, as well as their ethnic background, and the lack of government funding and government studies, those living on Aamjiwnaang First Nation are left stranded. Residual affects of Chemical Valley have been known to cause cancer, asthma, growth development issues and others in humans. There have been cases where in animals, such as fish, multiple heads, tails, or eyes have been identified in the nearby St. Clair River which is adjacent to both Chemical Valley and #aamjiwnaangfirstnation Nation.” #chippewa