Northern leaders to study possible road through Wood Buffalo National Park – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2019115 Views

There’s only one road out of Fort Smith, N.W.T., and proposal would offer a second option in case of emergency

Aug 06, 2019

Some Indigenous organizations in northern Alberta want to form a working group to look into the possibility of building a northern road through Wood Buffalo National Park.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the town of Fort Smith and several Indigenous organizations — including the Mikisew Cree First Nation, the Fort Smith Métis Council and the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation — met last week to discuss the project.

Some groups opted to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would see the creation of a working group to look into the project.

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