View May 29  Webinar – an Insiders Look at the Tar Sands Trial

On Thursday, May 28th at 4 pm PDT,  Beaver Lake Cree’s Crystal Lameman, together with BLCN’s legal counsel Karey Brooks held a lively and deep discussion about the Tar Sands Trial. Watch the video to learn about the what the pending appeal  means for the historic and groundbreaking Tar Sands Trial.


Crystal Lameman is the Beaver Lake Cree Nation Government Relations Advisor & Treaty Coordinator.

The Beaver Lake Cree Nation filed a legal action in 2008 based on the Crown’s failure to account for cumulative impacts of industrial development, including numerous oilsands projects — one of the world’s largest and most carbon-intensive energy developments – in Treaty 6, which guarantees the Beaver Lake Cree’s inherent and Treaty right to hunt, fish, trap and harvest in their ancestral homeland.

Karey Brooks is the Beaver Lake Cree’s legal counsel with JFK Law.

Karey practices civil litigation with a focus on Aboriginal, constitutional and administrative law. She has appeared in all levels of court, including in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

Karey primarily acts for First Nations and First Nations organizations in court and negotiations with government and industry on matters relating to Aboriginal rights and title, consultation, regulatory matters, including environmental assessments, and general governance matters, including status and membership issues. Karey also has experience in other public law related work, including with respect to Charter rights litigation and public inquiries.

  • Artwork by Evan Cardinal, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, and Lianne Charlie, Na-cho Nyak Dun and Beadwork by Violet Cardinal, Beaver Lake Cree Nation Photography by Ian Jackson and Serena Anderson, Beaver Lake Cree Nation Vidoegraphy by Avi Lewis
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