In May 2013, international human rights organization, Global Exchange honored Crystal Lameman with the Grassroots Award at the 11th Annual Human Rights Award and 25th Anniversary celebration. Executive Director, Carleen Pickard, introduced Crystal. Wikileaks and Noam Chomsky were also honored, please watch those videos here:
Wikileaks (accepted by Daniel Ellsberg), People's Choice Award: vimeo.com/69112760
Noam Chomsky, Human Rights Award: vimeo.com/69111899
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Crystal Lameman, is a member of the Beaver Lake Cree First Nation. With infectious dedication and passion, Crystal is fighting for her community and land, for the rights of First Nations in Canada and to stop the tar sands. She says, “It is my obligation as a mother, my obligation to my ancestors to ensure we have our rights respected. It’s my obligation to my future generations and most of all to our own true mother — something each and every one of us in here has in common. That obligation can never be surrendered.”
Thanks to John Hamilton, KPFA and Democracy Now! for the filming.