Introduction to Geography (0005)

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This is an introductory course to the concepts, methods and major topcis in Geography. As a social science course, the focus is on Human Geography. The course surveys the main sub-disciplines of Human Geography - urban, culture, economic, population, and human-environment. There is also a component on mapping. The course aim to make students think critically about themselves in places and about the construction of space and place, especially at different scales.

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by alexamarrone on March 1, 2014
The Honour the Treaties tour which is led by Neil Young is an organization that is based on expanding the voices of domestic people by using art. Neil Young can easily do this as he is a musician and song writer and is well known around the world. His goal with this treaty is to get rid of the Alberta oil sands as they are taking away our economy. However this would lead to the loss of jobs for many people, the loss of an economic partnership with the United States and the loss of people knowing that there are other ways to protect the environment.

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by alexamarrone on March 1, 2014
Neil Young’s Honour the Treaties tour is a tour funding the first nations’ legal fight against the Athabasca oil sands project. He wants to stop the oil sands development. His tour has brought a great amount of discussion concerning the pros and cons of the tour. However, the pros of this tour overpowers the cons. I’m for the Honour the Treaties tour because of the negative effects that the oil sand project has on our environment, economy and human rights. His tour promotes proper awareness towards the oil sands’ lack of positive outcomes.

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by alexamarrone on March 1, 2014
Honor the treaties tour is an organization dedicated to the indigenous people in Alberta that are being affected by the development of the oil sands. This tour is to promote the danger and damages caused by this development. Honor the treaties tour is led by Neil Young, the founder of it all. Some of the few things that were affected were the environment, the economy and the human rights of the citizens. In the following paragraphs I will be providing examples and information to back up my arguments that have been stated,  

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by angelacefaloni on February 28, 2014
Opinion Piece Neil Young I’m in support

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by LaurenMorris on February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014 Introduction to geography Lauren Morris Honour the Treaties

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by franco66 on February 28, 2014
Franco Del Corpo

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by 1320604 on February 28, 2014
Kaitlyn Gibson Due: February. 28th, 2014 1320604 Laura Shillington  Section 00005 Opinion piece  ‘Honor the Treaties’ tour  

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by mbastone on February 28, 2014
Neil Young organized a benefit concert called Honor the treaties whose ultimate goal is to raise money and awareness towards the Athabasca oil sands. On first glance it sounds completely harmless and productive, but when you really think about it and think of the overall effects of not putting the Alberta’s Athabasca pipeline you come to realize that there are a lot of negative side effects that would follow it and you come to think; why is Neil young, Someone who has lived in America for the most part of his life starting a treaty for Canada?

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by telo.robaby@gma... on February 28, 2014
The Dissemination of Information, Neil Young and the Alberta Oil Sand by Lauren Robinson

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by callieridley on February 28, 2014
What is a better way to get the word about something to thousands and thousands of people than a concert in one of the greatest countries in the world? Oh right, create a tour for a very controversial topic for many of people and use a famous face to raise awareness about the subject. Of course the Honor the treaties tour with the main performer being Canadian Neil Young was not set up to go to every province of Canada but was mostly to cities that were more involved than others.

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by Emma.wilson on February 28, 2014
In the case of Neil Youngs ‘Honour the Treaties tour’ I believe that the tour is not a good idea. The Athabasca oil sand project is a new mining project that wishes to expand and extract more oil from Alberta’s oil reserves. The controversy over this project is that, in doing so it’s running through thousands of miles of land owned by the First Nations people in Alberta. This will destroy many wetlands and aspects to the way they live but despite this matter, the benefits that will come out of the new project for Canada are of great importance.

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by robinlang on February 28, 2014
Support the Tour Robin Lang Neil Young’s Honour the Treaties tour focuses on stopping the expansion of the oil sands and the creation of a major pipeline, although there are many advantages in these expansions there are also many risks and negative factors to this, which is why I stand in support of the tour.

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by acappiello on February 28, 2014
The Athabasca oil sands, located in Alberta, centered in Fort McMurray, are one of the world's largest known reservoirs of crude bitumen in the world. It is also the largest of the three major oil sands deposits in Alberta. The Athabasca Oil Sands Project by Royal Dutch Shell was made to expand the oil sands and insert a Jackpine pipe line. Neil Young, Canadian rock singer, made an Honour the Treaties tour, against the Athabasca oil sands, to raise awareness of this situation.

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by Drake the Coach on February 28, 2014
Honor the Treaties isn’t helping Canada     The thing about the oil sands is that they are really good for the economy of Canada, the oil sands provide a lot of employment and good trading opportunities for the country, and also Neil Young has become irrelevant to Canadian issues because he hasn’t lived in the country for over 50 years.

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by Michel Ruel on February 28, 2014
The Canadian First Nations’ treaties are not being respected. I think they should be honored, and so does rocker Neil Young. He recently kicked off a music tour to raise money and awareness in an effort to help the Chipewyans of Alberta, where lies the massive Athabasca oil sands.

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by Polonium on February 28, 2014
Neil Young’s Newest Level of Hypocrisy       Neil Young created a tour called “Honour the treaties”, which is about helping the aboriginals keep their land instead of it being the Athabasca oil sands. This tour is not the right way to go about protecting the oil sands because Neil Young does not have a say in the Athabasca oil sands because he’s a hypocrite because he’s not “Canadian”, He’s against the wrong things and he consumes more than the average person.

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by briannacrawley on February 28, 2014
The “Honor The Treaties Tour” was a music tour initiated by Neil Young in order to bring awareness across Canada about the Athabasca Oil sands.  The tour took place in the fall of 2013 and stopped in four Canadian cities such as Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and Toronto.  The focus of the tour was to educate the Canadian population about the consequences of proceeding with the Athabasca Oil sands.  Neil Young argued that not only would proceeding mean violating treaty number eight, but it also meant that we would be risking the lives of humans and wild life.  However, what Young isn’t educating

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by christinafoster on February 28, 2014
Christina Foster Feburary 27th,2014 1379235 Laura Shillington Section 0005   Honor the Treaties Tour    

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Laura Shillington is Faculty in the Department of Geosciences at John Abbott College in Montréal. She has been at John Abbott since 2013. Prior to that she taught at Carleton University and Concordia University.