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VIDEO: Tar Sands Rap by Fort Chipewyan Youth

A rap written and performed by Nathaniel and Morgan of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, with beats produced and mixed by Eljay II.

This short lil’ rap was written as part of the short documentary Keepers of the Water, that tells the story of the kids who live in Fort Chipwyan, Alberta, which is directly downstream from the Tar Sands – the most environmentally polluting industrial project in the world. The members of their community are dying of rare forms of cancer, the fish and moose meat have tested positive for highly toxic levels of arsenic, the water is no longer drinkable, and there is no end in sight. On their own initiative, these kids came together to protest this environmental crime.

Check out the full documentary at their website keepersofthewater.com.