Almost every First Nations person has ties to Canada’s Indian Residential School system—a network of federally run, Christian boarding schools that were meant to assimilate indigenous youth.
Photographs document the struggles—and healing—of indigenous Canadians battling the legacy of the Indian Residential School system.
Alberta's Fort Chipewyan is experiencing an unusual incidence of a rare form of cancer. Its fish are showing up with odd deformities. Could these incidents be caused by the tar sands mines upstream?
There is little public awareness that, if built, the Keystone XL Pipeline will make avoiding catastrophic climate change much harder.
Environmentalists have had success slowing down, and maybe halting, the Keystone XL pipeline. But oil companies are making plans to ship tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast no matter what.
Dan Grossman discusses soaring over the Alberta tar sands, the indigenous people on the front lines of the mining devastation, and his campaign to crowd-fund further work on this story.
A trillion dollars worth of heavy crude has attracted the world's oil titans to western Canada. The impact is colossal.
With government oversight in question and toxins piling up, residents say they are being poisoned and disempowered.
Photographer Alex MacLean brought an audio recorder with him on his flights over the Alberta Tar Sands. Go along for the ride and hear Alex’s descriptions and observations.
Hidden in plain sight, the Alberta tar sands fields are an industrial expanse where forests once stood. These aerial images capture the scenes of destruction.
Photographer and pilot Alex MacLean wanted to learn more about the Keystone XL pipeline. What he found shocked him.
Residents of Baker Lake, in Canada's far north Nunavut Territory, gear up to cast blank ballots on whether to allow French mining conglomerate Areva to dig for uranium.