Out of Options

Out of Options -

“The oil industry has been expanding in Alberta, Canada's forests for years, steadily eroding the basis for centuries of tradition and ways of life. With much of their water, land, fishing and hunting already compromised, community leaders decided around 2008 to quit resisting the inevitable and instead work with their new neighbors. The arrangement has since brought them a degree of economic advantage, but to some it’s akin to a deal with the devil.” —From “Sleeping with the Devil,” Doug Bierend’s Vantage story chronicling photographer Aaron Vincent Elkaim’s quest to document a First Nation community trading its way of life to Big Oil

6 years ago