Oil money allowing Alberta First Nation to break free of Ottawa

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.

Video Journalist / Edmonton

Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.

8 thoughts on “Oil money allowing Alberta First Nation to break free of Ottawa

  1. 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 … !!!

  2. 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 … !!!

  3. 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

  4. 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

    1. 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

    1. 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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