Contributed by Dale Swampy, President, National Coalition of Chiefs © 2021

Chiefs and Representatives from Canada’s Natural Resource Industry,

Hope everyone is healthy and safe during the Covid-19 health crisis.

Grand chief in Alberta says AFN shouldn’t be consulting on UNDRIP bill with Canada

Dale Swampy. President of the National Coalition of Chiefs, and Dr. Ken Coates From The University Of Saskatchewan share their visions for the creation of economic opportunities for indigenous peoples In Canada.

Counterpoint | Economic Opportunities For Indigenous Peoples

Congrats to our friend, JP Gladue on his appointment to the Suncor Board. Other new appointees include Russ Girling, ex-CEO of TC Energy.

JP Gladue new Suncor Board Member

The NCC supports Indigenous communities that support Canadian Metallurgical Coal mining projects in BC and AB.

Help support the 16,400 Canadians working in this industry today!

The NCC sent a letter to the Alberta Coal Policy Committee expressing NCC support for metallurgical coal mining in Alberta. NCC believe this industry will provide our First Nation communities with long-term employment, training, business opportunities and community investment. NCC believe that coal operations developed in Alberta will protect our environment and our water. Join us in this support effort – send an email to the coal policy committee at telling them that you support Alberta’s Met Coal Mining Industry! Advise your contacts today to do the same.

The Mining Industry in Canada is coming back! Let’s ensure our First Nation people are involved!

Congrats to Chief Brendan Mitchell and his community on their new agreement with the Valentine Gold Project.

Marathon Gold and Qalipu First Nation Sign Socio-Economic Agreement

Support the Aboriginal Skilled Workers Association! Sponsor an Indigenous apprenticeship program in your local First Nation community!!

The Aboriginal Skilled Workers Association (ASWA) is a much-needed resource for both Industry and First Nation communities

Confirm your speaking engagement asap – spots filling up!

National Coalition of Chiefs announce co-location of the Global Energy Show and NCC Energy and Natural Resources Summit.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! Join NCC as a sponsor and show your support for First Nation leaders who support our industry!!

Natural Resource Summit on September 19-20, 2021 in Calgary.

Below is the preliminary list of Indigenous leaders who will present at the Summit.

Chief Peter Collins, Fort William First Nation of Ontario
Chief Stanley Grier, Piikani Nation of Alberta
Chief Michael Labourdais, Whispering Pines First Nation of BC and Chairperson of the Western Indigenous Pipeline Group
Chief Terrance Paul, Membertou First Nation of Nova Scotia
Chief Evan Taypotat, Kahkewistahaw First Nation of Saskatchewan
Chief Ouray Crowfoot, Siksika Nation of Alberta
Chief Darcy Bear, Whitecap Nakota First Nation of Saskatchewan
Stephen Buffalo, President, Indian Resource Council

The following government and industry representatives and leaders will also present at the Summit.

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Shadow Minister for Jobs and Industry and Member of Parliament for Carleton
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, P.C., M.P. Minister of Natural Resources
The Honourable Erin O’Toole, P.C., C.D. Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Leader of the Opposition
The Honourable Cathy McLeod, Conservative Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage – to be confirmed
Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. – Don S. Bubar, President and CEO
Imperial Oil Limited – Speaker TBD
Cenovus Energy, Alex Pourbaix, President and CEO
Atrum Coal – Speaker TBD
Cabin Ridge Coal – Speaker TBD
TC Energy – Speaker TBD
Enbridge Inc. – Speaker TBD
Researcher and Writer Vivian Krause
Shell Canada – Speaker TBD
Syncrude Canada, Speaker TBD
Aboriginal Skilled Workers Association, Tom McLean, Director
CAPP President Tim McMillan

Great article by our friend, Michael Binnion! The devastation of our economy has to be stopped!!

BINNION: Canada’s economic policy must be built on more than hope

Let’s keep the fight going for our oil and gas industry. Support the Canadian Energy Centre!

Canada, the world’s fourth largest producer of natural gas, could become an attractive supplier of liquified natural gas (LNG) to the region due to its competitive advantages, including lower shipping costs to Asian countries and reduced liquification costs due to Canada’s cooler climate.

Natural gas is one of the world’s fastest growing energy sources, representing 23% of Global Energy Demand, according to the IEA;

In most years since 2000, average natural gas prices in Asia have been higher than in Canada, and since 2009 that gap has ranged between 122% and 775% more in Asia than Canada, depending on the year;

Western Canadian natural gas has a cost advantage over other LNG exporting countries like Qatar, Australia and the U.S. Gulf Coast as its lower temperatures help lower liquification costs;

Shipping costs to Japan from Canada are estimated at between 99 cents and $1.09 per million BTU compared to $1.50 and $1.54 per million BTU from Qatar, and between $2.40 and $2.45 from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico;

Canada’s West Coast is closer to Japan’s primary ports by thousands of kilometres compared to Qatar.

Enbridge’s Line 3 is supported by U.S. Tribal Nations!! Why doesn’t the media report on the facts!!

Enbridge: Check your facts, Forbes: Our Line 3 replacement is built on Indigenous engagement

Support the Canadian Energy News Network! Together, we can save our oil and gas industry!!!

Not all First Nations support UNDRIP, and want more engagement

Indigenous Procurement and Employment Opportunities

Spread 1:
Greater Edmonton
SA Energy GroupEmployment Inquiries:
Email your resume to: 

Procurement Inquiries:
Spread 2:
Midwest Pipelines Inc.For employment:
Email your resume to:

For suppliers and subcontractors:
Spread 3 & 4A:
North Thompson
Ledcor Sicim Limited PartnershipEmployment Inquiries: 
Email your resume to: 

Vendor Inquiries:
Spread 4B:
North Thompson
SA Energy GroupEmployment Inquiries:
Email your resume to: 

Procurement Inquiries:
Spread 5A: BC InteriorSurerus Murphy Joint VentureEmployment Inquiries:
Email your resume to: 
Attention: Human Resources – TMEP Project
Or apply online:

Procurement Inquiries:
Attention: TMEP Procurement
Spread 5B: Coquihalla – HopeMacro Spiecapag Joint VentureEmployment Inquiries:
Email your resume to: 

Procurement Inquiries:
Spread 6: Fraser ValleySA Energy GroupEmployment Inquiries:
Email your resume to:

Procurement Inquiries:
Lower Mainland, including Spread 7, Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby Terminal, Tunnel and Sumas TerminalKiewit Ledcor TMEP PartnershipEmployment Inquiries: Email your resume to:

Procurement Inquiries: 
Edmonton Terminal, Pump Stations and Valve SitesCordEmployment Inquires: 
Email: Attention: Tradespersons positions 

Procurement Inquires:
Reactivation 1 and 2SIMPCW LedcorEmployment Inquiries: 
Email your resume to:
Procurement Inquiries:
Power and ElectricalEPCOREmployment Inquiries:
Email your resume to: Attention: Employment
Apply online:
Procurement Inquiries: 
Email inquires to: Attention: Procurement

Hydro One Click here to apply new job opportunities. Hydro One Networks Inc offers opportunities for you to build a successful career.

Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Employment Portal

They also have a QR code that candidates can access their portal directly by scanning it on their mobile devices  Here it is.

Riversdale Resources is building a mine and wants to hire Indigenous workers!

LNG and pipeline developers

Coastal GasLink camp contractors

Camp contractor for the workers who will build the LNG Canada terminal at Kitimat:

Coastal GasLink key contractors, by section.

(For sections, please refer to the map at the bottom of this page)

Note that not all of these contractors below have job-and-career pages.

The Steelhead LNG project on Vancouver Island is on indefinite hold at this time:

Coastal GasLink’s look at the jobs coming up, and the skills and training requirements needed:

Thanks to everyone for their input this week. Lets get our courage back and make 2021 a great year for Canada’s natural resource industry!