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Activists in the United States have been protesting the development of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico and exacerbate climate change. But for many First Nations tribes of Canada, the tar sands have already destroyed traditional ways of life.

WFPL’s Erica Peterson spoke with Chief François Paulette, the lead elder of the Dene Nation in the Northwest Territories of Canada about the impact development of the tar sands is having on indigenous people.

Paulette will speak as part of the Festival of Faiths at 5:15 Saturday at the Henry Clay.

To listen to the unedited interview, click here: