The MOU formalizes Oilsands Quest's commitment to the Birch Narrows Dene Nation
to provide better access to business and employment opportunities with Oilsands Quest and provide a mechanism for building a strong relationship.
Included among them were Tagak Curley, formerly president of Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, Richard Nerysoo, once vice-president of the Dene Nation
, Nick Sibbeston, a former member, now a lawyer and vocal activist for aboriginal rights, James Wha-Shee, former president of the Indian Brotherhood of the NWT, and Nellie Cournoyea, a founding member of the Committee for Original People's Entitlement, another fiery critic of the Territorial government.
Some will have seen his films I Was Born Here (1976) and Dene Nation
SPA has already signed a MOU with the Williams Lake Indian Band, Soda Creek Indian Band and most recently with the Lhtako Dene Nation
Suzanne Stewart, a member of the Yellowknife Dene Nation
, said "The conference is oversold every year, and we have people coming from coast to coast.
She also worked as an environmental compliance specialist at the Ekati Diamond MineTM (BHP Billiton) and Land and Environment Manager for the Dene Nation
where she participated on technical working groups that formed terms and conditions for water licenses such as those awarded to the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Con Mine.
Chief Bill Erasmus attended an Embassy event, at a large tourism expo in Berlin, Germany, to draw attention to the issue of Canadian oil sands development.
Chiefs of the Buffalo River Dene Nation
, Canoe Lake Cree, Cold Lake First Nation, and Waterhen Lake First Nation have all agreed to a business venture that will see oil extracted from the Primrose Air Weapons Range.
Chief Louie Chanalquay of the Buffalo River Dene Nation
("BRDN") stated that "The members of the Buffalo River Dene Nation
are very disappointed that the Province did not grant the oil sands exploratory permits to Access Energy so that the Company can begin exploration work which in turn will lead to employment, infrastructure improvements, capacity building, and eventually self-sustainability for our members".
One of these students is 23-year-old Dawn Cheecham from Clearwater River Dene Nation
, the daughter of Chief Roy Cheecham and Delores Cheecham.
According to Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO, "The Tsay Keh Dene Nation
represents the first installation of a deployable solar-powered runway in British Columbia, yet given the abundance of rural airfields that service communities throughout Northern Canada, it won't be the last.
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling against the Buffalo River Dene Nation
, which wants to halt oilsands exploration on its traditional territory.