Transition Series - Episode Six: Fracking The Peace


The Transition Series is proud to present Episode Six. This episode will feature a showing of Fracking The Peace (35 minutes), created by filmmaker Desiree Wallace in partnership with, and finish with a small discussion and call to action from two impacted communities.

Fracking The Peace tells the stories of the people whose daily lives, environment, and health have been forever changed by fracking and its related industrialization on Treaty 8 territory in Northeast B.C. If left unchecked, the planned expansion of fracking and LNG in B.C. will also have global climate impacts – far beyond provincial borders.

Come hear the stories and experiences of communities facing the impacts of a hotly debated, and still growing, fracking industry.

This is a free/by donation event, and will take place online. The video link will be shared with you one day before the event.


Julian Napoleon is Dane-zaa and Cree from the Peace River region. Napoleon grew up immersed in the subsistence practices of his family and community, hunting, fishing, foraging, and learning cultural protocols. Napoleon studied applied biology in Food & Environment at the University of British Columbia. He has also spent many years studying and practicing small-scale organic agriculture. Napoleon works with his nation as the head grower at Twin Sisters Native plant nursery, owns and operates Amisk Farm, and runs Klinse-za Co, a contracting and consulting company focusing on a diversity of land based and governance projects. His passions include fitness, entrepreneurship, and exploring the relationship between ancestral foods, lifeways, and health. Julian will be discussing the direct impacts of oil and gas on our self-determination, food sovereignty, and health

Raised in Rocky View County and Calgary, Nielle's family and husband's family have farmed and ranched in Alberta for a century. Nielle received her bachelor's degree from the University of Calgary, and a master's degree from University of Oregon. She worked for 27 years as a speech-language pathologist, initially at Alberta Children's Hospital and, later, in schools and in public health centres. Nielle and her husband ranch northeast of Calgary. Nielle retired from Alberta Health Services in 2010, about the time that fracking started in their area.

The Transition Series

The Transition Series is a collaboration of progressive organizations aimed at profiling and addressing various social, economic and environmental issues in Alberta. Collaborators include Open Streets Events/The Arusha Centre, Calgary Climate Hub, Green Calgary, Fridays For Future YYC, Fair Trade Calgary, TedX Calgary, The Parkland Institute, Permaculture Guild Calgary, Engineers Without Borders, and The Allium Worker Cooperative!

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