Republished with permission. Courtesy of and © Dale Swampy 2019.

Chiefs, Metis Leaders and Associates,

We are grateful to the Aboriginal Equity Partners and the Indian Resource Council and their leaders for working with our National Coalition of Chiefs (NCC) to organize another successful lobbying trip to Ottawa last week. On March 20-21 Indigenous Leaders met with Senators and Members of Parliament to voice their opposition to Bills C48 and C69.

Lobbying on Parliament Hill will continue.

During the NCC Energy Summit in Ottawa, NCC Chiefs and Metis Leaders along with CEOs will lobby on Parliament Hill against Bills C-48 and C-69. These leaders will sit down with Senators and Members of Parliament to discuss the harm that these bills, if passed, will create.

Registration is now open for the National Coalition of Chiefs Energy Summit May 6-7, 2019 Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau-Ottawa, Quebec. Register now at SUPPORT FIRST NATIONS AND METIS LEADERS THAT SUPPORT THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY! REGISTER TODAY!

The NCC Energy Summit is an important opportunity for industry leaders to come together with pro-development First Nation Chiefs and Metis leaders to bridge the gap and be able to work together to get projects going and completed. First Nation and Metis Communities recognize the benefits that hydrocarbon production provides to their communities and recognize that they offer an available solution for ending poverty.

Register now at Preferred hotel rate for Summit participants

“First Nations Oil and Gas Revenues down $200 million annually since 2011! That amounts to $18,761 loss per First Nation Family of 6!”

The IRC, AEP and the NCC sent the following report to C-48 Senate committee members.

An Assessment of the Negative Health, Social and Economic Effects of Bills C-48 and C-69: An Indigenous Response

“Bill C-48 is currently under consideration by the Senate. If passed, it puts our global reputation at risk and affects the livelihoods of the half-million Canadians directly and indirectly employed by the energy industry.”

“Bill C-48 needs to be stopped.”

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act will harm Canada’s economy and reputation abroad

Federal Budget does nothing to get our communities out of poverty, say Indigenous leaders – Press Release Attached.

The Liberal Government is an Anti-Oil Government! Says Senator

Watch Minister Garneau mislead Canadians by stating that the ESE and the AEP represent “private commercial interests” during his testimony to the Senate Committee on the Oil Tanker Moratorium. Also, view the Aboriginal Equity Partners and Indian Resource Council testimony opposing the Oil Tanker Moratorium immediately following the Minister’s testimony.

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Bill C-69 Hearings in Western Canada Confirmed. Stand up for Canada’s economy and join the rallies occurring during the hearings in Vancouver April 8th, Calgary April 9th, Fort MacMurray April 10th, Saskatoon April 11th and Winnipeg April 12th.

An Assessment of the Negative Health, Social and Economic Effects of Bills C-48 and C-69: An Indigenous Response

Great Panel Discussion at the Manning Conference last week. Watch IRC’s Stephen Buffalo and Vivian Krause give crowd-roaring presentations!

The pipeline politics panel is currently on the Manning Centre Facebook page. The video is sitting at #8. Here is the current link.


Enbridge’s embattled Line 3 pipeline gets green light from Minnesota

Thanks to everyone for their input this week. Lets get our courage back and make 2019 a great year for Canada’s oil and gas industry!