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“It’s important for me that this area is retained.
Because at the end of the day, yes there will be development.
However we have to ensure it is done responsibly.”

– Chief Grandjamb.


to Fort McKay First Nation

Located along the banks of the Athabasca River in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo north of Fort McMurray. There are approximately 800 Dene, Cree and Métis community members living in Fort McKay. We share a border with the Fort McKay Métis Community and together we call Fort McKay home.

We believe

We believe the practice and preservation of our traditional ways of life can occur simultaneously alongside continuous and responsible oil sands development. This philosophy has allowed us to enhance our community’s social and economic conditions through effective partnerships with industry and government.

We are known for our solid working relationships with the surrounding oil sands companies and strive to balance resource development with protecting the health of our community and the environment.

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moose lake
home & refuge

Fort McKay First Nation is committed to the protection and preservation of Moose Lake in order to ensure our children and grandchildren have a clean, peaceful place to keep our traditions and culture alive.

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Fort McKay First Nation Chief and Council
elected April 5, 2019
Chief Mel Grandjamb, Councillor David Bouchier, Councillor Melinda Stewart, Councillor Raymond Powder, Councillor Crystal McDonald

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Fort McKay is located on the western shore of the Athabasca River. It is 6 km from Highway 63, approximately 54 km north of Fort McMurray.

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