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Oil money allowing Alberta First Nation to break free of Ottawa



Chris Stewart
APTN News
In November, the Fraser Institute released a study that shows First Nation’s across Canada are generating billions of dollars of their own revenue.

And by doing so becoming less dependent on federal money.

Alberta’s Fort McKay claims to be one such success story.

Chief Jim Boucher says investments in oil is the reason.

cstewart@aptn.ca

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4 Responses to “Oil money allowing Alberta First Nation to break free of Ottawa”

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    Lester Howse January 17, 2018 at 1:22 am #

    You can become wealthy as any other corporation as an exploiter of the earth

    • larrybelcourt4@gmail.com'
      Larry January 29, 2018 at 11:53 am #

      About time this was there land to begin with the government constantly lies about treaty agreement (were talking late 1800’s ) it was there land before Columbus came here all the resources on this rich land and now with Climate change oh now the Natives can finally get there way … Then what blame there corruption on us

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    Macdonald January 17, 2018 at 9:37 pm #

    We know the future of oil is not promising.but is a stepping stone for. Developing alternative fuels that will be sustainable for future generations should be the goal.mr boucher should be given the order of canada for what he has done for leaders of first nation communities

  3. creenation@hotmail.com'
    Rawd January 19, 2018 at 1:46 am #

    Extraction industry loves these Indian Act chiefs … following the assimilation process and being patted on the back for doing so. Order of canada means nothing but protection and obligation to treaties means everything. Honor the Treaties … !!!