Dene lawyer Caleb Behn and other indigenous leaders will speak at Vancouver forum on fracking

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      Anyone interested in the impact of natural-gas drilling on First Nations land will want to attend a two-day event later this week in Vancouver.

      The Kairos Forum on Fracking takes place at the Unitarian Church (949 West 49th Avenue) on Friday (October 30) and Saturday (October 31).

      The keynote speaker is indigenous lawyer Caleb Behn.

      He was featured in Fractured Land, which was named best B.C. film at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival.

      Directed by Damien Gillis and Fiona Rayher, Fractured Land also won the VIFF Impact: Canadian Audience Award.

      The other speakers at the forum include Unist'ot'en activist Freda Huson, Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief Toghestiy, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs.

      The event will also livestream opponents of fracking who will be speaking in Moncton, New Brunswick, where this is also a hot issue.

      In addition, a new Kairos video called A Culture of Life will be shown at the forum.