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Wait until Trans Mountain pipe built before buying in, Indigenous investors told

CALGARY- The consultant who helped broker a $545-million investment by two northern Alberta Indigenous communities in a new Suncor Energy Inc. storage tank farm says similar stakes in the Trans Mountain pipeline shouldn’t take place until after its expansion is built. Barrie Robb, a principal with Fivars Consulting Ltd. of ...

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Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options 

CALGARY-First Nations that produce oil and gas in Canada will hear presentations Wednesday at the Indigenous Energy Summit on how they might take ownership of major energy projects, including the Trans Mountain pipeline. Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models that ...

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Report from Manitoba chiefs says Indigenous contribution to economy in billions

By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG- Canada’s Indigenous-Crown relations minister says a report showing Indigenous people in Manitoba contributed billions of dollars to the economy in one year will help tackle racist stereotypes. The report, which assessed the impact of the Indigenous economy in the province for the ...

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Talks continue to break impasse over pipeline construction in northern B.C.

SMITHERS, B.C. – A meeting is underway between RCMP and hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation over the details of a tentative agreement that would allow Coastal GasLink the access it needs to a pipeline work site in northern British Columbia. On Thursday, hereditary chiefs told residents and supporters ...

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Yukon woman’s role in  Klondike gold rush to be honoured at Toronto ceremony

WHITEHORSE- An Indigenous woman is being inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame for the first time. Kate Carmack of Yukon will be recognized as one of the handful of prospectors whose discovery of placer gold set off what the hall of fame describes as “one of the world’s ...

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Northwestern B.C. First Nation expects RCMP to enforce injunction 

HOUSTON, B.C.- Members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in northwestern British Columbia expect RCMP may serve an injunction at a protest camp on a remote forest service road southwest of Houston within hours. The camp was established almost 10 years ago as a checkpoint to manage entry to traditional territories, ...

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First Nations win case over $4 benefit from Ontario, federal governments 

By Alanna Rizza THE CANADIAN PRESS SUDBURY, Ont.-The provincial and federal governments have been short-changing First Nations in Ontario for more than a century, a superior court judge ruled last week as she ordered long-stagnant annual payments be raised. The court found that the Crown has “a mandatory and reviewable ...

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CN Rail lining up pilot plant partners to make oilsands bitumen pucks

CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY-Canadian National Railway Co. says it is planning to build a pilot plant worth up to $50 million next year to create pucks made of oilsands bitumen to transport by rail and ships to customers around the world. CN has been working for years on a technology that ...

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