Whose Resources? Energy, Royalties, and Collective Ownership
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How can resource revenue work to benefit First Nations and all Albertans? Has a failure to recognize proper ownership and revenue from resource development resulted in underfunding of social programs in First Nations communities? This session will look at these intertwined issues.
Craig Makinaw, a Cree from Ermineskin Cree Nationa (Neyaskweyahk), is the Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations. He is the former Grand Chief of Treaty Six (2012-14) and the former Chief of Ermineskin Cree Nation (2011-14). His extensive political knowledge includes 18 years of holding an Ermineskin Cree Nation Councillor position (1993-2011). As the Grand Chief of Treaty Six and Chief of Ermineskin Cree Nation, he has presented position papers at the Senate level on Bill C-38, Bill C-45, Bill C-7, Bill S-6 and Bill C-428. He has also presented at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva.