Fort Chipewyan Indigenous groups are asking the federal government for an official apology for historical mistreatment within Wood Buffalo National Park.
After warm weather caused late starts and temporary closures, the Fort Chipewyan winter road will close at noon on Tuesday.
Fort Chipewyan’s leaders recently sent 287 unused doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Fort McMurray to ensure off-reserve members had a chance to be vaccinated.
Mikisew Cree First Nation is bringing 17 homes and two trailers to Fort Chipewyan now that the winter road can handle 40,000 kilograms loads.
A proposed water council would help to oversee what happens to the Peace River in a bid to prevent flooding and other damage to the Peace-Athabasca Delta.
A contractor with a specialized ice construction method is working to strengthen Fort Chipewyan’s winter road, which is unusually weak after warm weather.
A federally-funded environmental monitoring institute could be in Fort Chipewyan’s future as the Mikisew Cree First Nation pushes for a local research hub.
Fort Chipewyan introduced multilingual stop signs, following the lead of communities like Fort Smith and Yellowknife. Fort McMurray could be next.
Fort Chipewyan residents may have no access to the NWT this winter. Parks Canada is considering closing the winter road connecting the community to Fort Smith.