Why Oil & Gas and Indigenous Communities should be on the same team

In this episode Constitutional Lawyer Leighton Grey and Dale Swampy have a conversation about the evolution of his involvement in the relationship between the oil and gas sector and indigenous communities, how he has been working with the National Coalition of Chiefs to tackle the poverty issues these communities are facing, and Dale’s thoughts on the Alberta Sovereignty Act.

Dale is a member of the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta and a graduate of the University of Alberta with a B.A. degree majoring in Economics. In 2006, after working for 22 years with his band, Mr. Swampy left his position as CEO with the Samson Cree Nation to start his own business as an Indigenous Relations consultant working on a variety of projects including the Alberta Clipper and Southern Lights Pipeline projects.

The Southern Lights Pipeline commenced operations in July 2010. This project includes approximately 1 530 km of operating pipeline and various auxiliary infrastructure. Capacity of the Southern Lights Pipeline is about 180 000 barrels per day.

In 2010, Mr. Swampy joined the Indigenous Relations team for the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project as Director of Indigenous Relations for the B.C. terrestrial region. During this time, Mr. Swampy, and Indigenous Relations team members of Northern Gateway would work with Indigenous community leaders to establish the Northern Gateway Aboriginal Equity Partners group.

In 2016, after the cancellation of Northern Gateway, Mr. Swampy started the National Coalition of Chiefs (NCC). Today, the NCC works with Chiefs from across Canada and is committed to “Defeating On-Reserve Poverty” through positive dialogue and partnership with Canada’s Natural Resource Industry.

The NCC was formed by First Nation Chiefs in response to the poverty crisis and social despair that currently exists in our communities throughout Canada. The NCC’s mandate and purpose was developed through comprehensive dialogue, meetings and consideration of best practices with the intent of creating a national organization focused on creating mutually-beneficial relationships among First Nations, and industry leadership.

Swampy and Grey take some time to explore the relationship between corrupt government organizations and the oil and gas sector, how the National Coalition of Chiefs has been working together to address concerns of the indigenous communities, and why the climate change agenda has been weaponized to further an unfavorable globalist agenda.

To find more from Dale Swampy you can visit: www.CoalitionOfChiefs.ca

This episode’s recommended reading:

Weaving Two Worlds – Christy Smith

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