HS 1002a - Class 18 - Tuesday, Nov. 6
Questions on Film ‘The Beloved Community’
How long has the Aamjiwnaang First Nation been located in this region?
What is ‘chemical valley’? Where is it? What kind of chemicals are prevalent in chemical valley?
Directly south of Sarnia made of up of some huge chemical factories. Its not an actual valley its just that
things flow into chemical valley and that’s how things were built. Lots of benzene exposure, solid
propane, hydrogen sulphite,
How has this First Nation’s relationship to the land been disrupted by the industrialization in
What percentage of Canada's petrochemical industry is located in the immediate vicinity of
How many chemical companies listed on the National Pollution Release Inventory are within 10
km (6.2 miles) of Aamjiwnaang First Nation?
The remediation leader from Dow Chemical is critical of the label “toxic”. What do you think of
her criticism? Do you agree or disagree? Why?
The word toxic creates negativity and fear and doesn’t really convey information accurately. I disagree
since it is toxic to health and there is a concern unlike her assertion
What is the sex ratio at birth in the Aamjiwnaang (Chippewa) community? How does this ratio
compare to the normal human birth ratio?
2 girls being born to 1 male.
What effects do endocrine disruptors have on the fetus in utero (during pregnancy)?
Result of endocrine destruction, whole series of chemicals that act as hormones and favour estrogenic
features (Female) and can affect other bodily functions, neurological disorders. Over 500 chemicals that
What kinds of health effects of exposure to chemicals from the petrochemical industry are