The delay was due to a combination of being "such a busy group" and requiring more time to separate funding from CLFN-run business entities and the federal government, says CLFN
Chief Bernice Martial.
"We were very pleased with the EA (exploration agreement) and are appreciative of the support of Constance Lake's Chief Sackenay and the CLFN
council," Alexander Stewart, Xmet's chair and CEO, stated in a news release.
has the Crown in Right of Alberta discharged its duty to consult and accommodate CLFN with respect to adverse impacts arising from the Osum Taiga Project upon Cold Lake First Nation's Treaty Rights?
The Osum decision indicated that while the ERCB's authority included the capacity to find that the Taiga project was not in the public interest, it did not have the capacity to "make a declaration" that the Crown had fallen short of its duty to consult with and accommodate CLFN. (120) This is at least arguably an unfair characterization of Cold Lake's NQCL, since even in the ERCB's paraphrase of the relief sought in the NQCL, it is obvious that the Board was being asked to determine that the Taiga Project was not in the public interest and that the Crown's failure to consult was the justification for this conclusion.
Chief Roger Wesley of CLFN
stated, 'We are pleased to have reached an Agreement with Zenyatta.
for the continued exploration on GTA's Auden Property in northern Ontario, located within CLFN
Zenyatta will also contribute to a social fund for the benefit of CLFN
children, youth and elders.
's application was made in regards to a bitumen recovery project within its treaty territory, while ACFN's application was regarding Shell's Jackpine Mine expansion project.
Construction at the campground was halted on May 6 after Dene Suline and CLFN
members began a peaceful protest inside the entrance, forcing Alberta Parks, Tourism and Recreation workers to vacate the site.
Cold Lake First Nations (CLFN
), a reserve 300 kilometres northeast of Edmonton at 54 degrees Latitude and 110 degrees Longitude with a population of 2,415 people, both on and off reserve.