Indigenous communities to meet with Alberta over oil sands consultations – The Globe and Mail

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Nov. 16, 2015

A month after walking out of their first meeting with Alberta’s NDP government, aboriginal communities from the Fort McMurray area will be sitting down with the province’s Environment Minister on Tuesday to call for more consultation on oil sands development.

McMurray Métis vice-president Bill Loutitt said he is hopeful that Rachel Notley’s New Democrats are still open to hearing the concerns of groups living in the Athabasca region, which is home to most of Alberta’s oil sands industry. Seven First Nation and Métis communities pulled out of an Oct. 16 meeting on the province’s sustainable development plan for the region when they said they weren’t being heard.

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