Desmond Tutu to speak at Fort McMurray oilsands conference


South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is scheduled to appear at a conference in northern Alberta to discuss aboriginal treaties and the oilsands. The Nobel laureate, who has taken strong stands on climate change and against projects such as the Keystone XL pipeline, is to appear with industry and political leaders at a two-day event that begins May 31 in Fort McMurray. "He has been vocal about his position on the oilsands," said Eriel Deranger, spokeswoman for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, which is co-sponsoring the conference.