New Alberta AFN regional chief says treaties guaranteed resource revenue sharing – APTN

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New Alberta AFN regional chief says treaties guaranteed resource revenue sharing – APTN

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 2015351 Views

June 29, 2015

The newly elected Alberta Assembly of First Nations regional Chief Craig Mackinaw is ready to tackle his new role starting July 1.

Current regional leader Chief Cameron Alexis did not seek re-election this term as he stepped down to care for his wife who is ill with cancer.

Mackinaw, from Ermineskin Cree Nation in Maskwacis, spent 18 years as a band councillor and then served as chief of the First Nation for two years. Within those two years he also served as grand chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six.

He was elected at the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs gathering in Edmonton this past May and said he is confident his previous experience in politics will help him represent Alberta First Nations.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2015/06/29/new-alberta-afn-regional-chief-says-treaties-guaranteed-resource-revenue-sharing/

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