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ATHABASCA TRIBAL COUNCIL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF 2020 CULTURAL FESTIVAL DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

(July 7, 2020, Fort McMurray, AB) – Athabasca Tribal Council has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Cultural Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “After careful consideration, and out of utmost concern for the safety and well-being of community members, our Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s anticipated Cultural […]

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ATHABASCA TRIBAL COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON OPPRESSION SUFFERED BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF CANADA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 30, 2020, Fort McMurray, AB) – Recent articles involving Premier Kenney’s speechwriter, Paul Bunner, bringing to light his history of opinions on the Indigenous people and the residential school system should concern all Albertans. The facts of the oppression suffered by the Indigenous peoples of Canada have been well documented by […]

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ATHABASCA TRIBAL COUNCIL CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA TO REINSTATE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

(June 5, 2020, Fort McMurray, AB) – During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government of Alberta enacted various orders in the “interests of the public”. On March 30 and March 31, 2020, Minister Jason Nixon issued three orders; namely, Orders 15/2020, 16/2020, and 17/2020. Orders 15/2020 and 16/2020 defers submission deadlines for compliance reports under the […]

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ATHABASCA TRIBAL COUNCIL ADVOCATES THE END OF OPPRESSION AND RACISM

(June 5, 2020, Fort McMurray, AB) – The Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC), representing First Nations communities within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, advocates for the end of oppression and racism against Indigenous people. The YMM Solidarity March, taking place this Saturday, June 6th, to bring awareness to ending systemic racism against Black, Indigenous, People […]

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Athabasca Tribal Council fully supporting efforts to protect traditional lands including Moose Lake

(February 13, 2020, Fort McMurray, AB) – Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC) is supporting Fort McKay First Nation in their fight to protect their Traditional Lands including Moose Lake, the last significant wilderness in their territory. “Preserving the wilderness that allows our People to exercise their Treaty and Aboriginal rights is very important,” says Athabasca Tribal […]

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ATHABASCA TRIBAL COUNCIL JOINS FORCES WITH NORTHWESTERN AIR WITH INCREASED FLIGHT SERVICES TO FORT CHIPEWYAN

Fort McMurray, AB – In an effort to increase support to a high-needs aspect of their service, (ATC) is excited to announce the addition of three flights per week, starting November 8, 2017, to and from Fort Chipewyan to Fort McMurray, thanks to a collaboration with Northwestern Air Lease. “This is the beginning of a […]

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