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April 2, 2019

Alberta Assembly of Treaty Chiefs

Feathers of Hope – The Alberta Assembly of Treaty Chiefs – has rescinded a resolution passed late last year that had supported the federal government’s controversial Bill C-69, which would dramatically alter the way source projects are assessed and approved. Alberta Nations are pushing back over expected negative impacts of Bill C-69 on their economic...

March 1, 2019

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Aboriginal Canada and the Natural Resources Economy Project

First Nations and Métis communities — especially the communities located in proximity to the oilsands region in Alberta — have much invested in oil and gas. They contract with the oil companies to provide services, they enjoy procurement arrangements with them, and they provide young Indigenous workers to energy projects. The Canadian Association of Petroleum...

October 3, 2018

Indian Resource Council

The Indian Resource Council (IRC), an Indigenous advocacy organization which represents the oil and gas and associated economic interests of over 130 Indigenous communities in Canada, is urging Senators to oppose Bill C-69. Bill C-69, which would drastically alter the review process for projects in the energy sector, would harm one of Canada’s greatest economic...

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