Oil, Fracking and Man Camps
2A: Oil, Fracking and Man Camps: Human Health along the Pipelines
Start Date: Friday, March 16, 2018 | Start Time: 2:45 PM | Damen Student Center, Schmidt Multipurpose Room, South
Any discussion of climate change and human health should include the traumatic physical and psychological events occurring near the ultimate source of global warming: the extractive industry work sites, or "man camps," across the U.S. and Canada. The most shocking of these events is the abuse, disappearance and murder of indigenous women along the pipelines. Recent films such as Wind River (2017) and Ecstasy (2017) have brought attention to this crisis. This panel will bring together three people with professional and practical backgrounds to present this issue and participate in discussion.
- HolyElk Lafferty, Lakota winyan and Water Protector
- Lisa Yellowbird Chase