INVESTED IN OUR FUTURE
CULTURAL EVOLUTION AND IMPROVEMENT
As a First Nation, Fort McKay’s traditional ways of life are changing. There’s no denying this fact. It’s the definition of “change” that is pivotal at this time of rapid growth. Through forging mutually beneficial partnerships and agreements with industry and government, for us, “change” indicates a cultural evolution and improvement.
To achieve a reasonable balance between the preservation of historically significant land in the region and industry’s export of the essential energy resources that our provincial, and national, economies rely on. Adapting to these modern issues requires a spirit of cooperation from all stakeholders.
FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
Given its geographic location, Fort McKay has had many opportunities to work with the forestry, oil sands, and pipeline industries in Alberta.
Over time, we have become known for our commitment to establishing and maintaining positive partnerships with the surrounding industry while still preserving our cultural values.
The Nation first entering into business in 1986 when it established the Fort McKay Group of Companies, which is fully owned and operated by the Fort McKay First Nation. In addition to this, Fort McKay First Nation has also established numerous joint venture companies. It is this progressive collaboration that contributes to a legacy of pride and promises a brighter future for generations to come.
By forming constructive partnerships, Fort McKay First Nation is able to implement the necessary framework to support the progressing economic, industrial, and social developments in the region. It is this proactive and holistic approach that will allow our people to not only survive as a First Nation, but to thrive.