Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

Diverse Relations of People, Oil, and Place (2007-2009)



Professional in the Public Sector, Grew Up In the Region, Aboriginal, 40s

“There was families in Anzac that were long term families, right? They knew each other for so long and Métis, status, non-Native, all living in this little tiny place where everybody knew everybody and all of a sudden [with the nearby oil development] nobody knows anybody and people are leaving. The families that were originally there are starting to move away to smaller towns.”

“I’m just gonna say the hands represent the diversity in our community. And actually ya you could say because there’s about– now there’s three categories of people. There’s First Nation, Non-Native, and the Somalians…”


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