Issue 55 – Winter 2014

Issue 55 – Winter 2014

Achieving Economic Sovereignty Through Energy Development

The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, home of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations, is now the source of more than half of all the oil produced on Indian Reservations in the United States. The reservation, situated in the Northwest Region of the State of North Dakota, is located within the Bakken Oil Play – the largest find of technologically recoverable ... Read More »

Dave Tuccaro Jr.

From the Mikisew Cree First First Nation in northern Alberta, David Joseph Tuccaro was born in 1981 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. He moved around a bit growing up but called Vancouver home. Now using the name “Bionic Dave’, he started DJing in 1997 and has used his love of music to get him through his darkest times. He says, ... Read More »

Fort McKay

Energy and the Oil Sands, Aboriginal Perspectives Fort McKay First Nation, Alberta, Canada with a total population of 750 members, 500 of whom live on reserve, has the geographic distinction of sitting some 60 kilometers from Fort McMurray, Alberta, at the centre of oil sands development. With six major energy players such as Syncrude, Suncor and Shell surrounding Fort McKay, ... Read More »

Victor Buffalo

Victor S. Buffalo OC, AOE, LLD (hon), BAT (hon), Cree “It’s the resource wealth of Canada that made it the way it is, Lumber, fish, oil: the resources of this country. There’s got to be an equitable distribution.” Victor Buffalo is a respected Alberta leader and entrepreneur. His pioneering work has helped First Nation businesses across Canada to prosper and ... Read More »

Ho-Chunk, Inc.

Winnebago Tribal leaders founded Ho-Chunk, Inc. in 1994 with $9 million in casino profits and a single employee Lance Morgan; a Harvard educated attorney and a Winnebago Tribal member. While the corporation started with passive investments to build an investment portfolio, the need for Tribal member job opportunities required the company to build viable business enterprises on the Reservation. Those ... Read More »

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