Cheechum Anticipates Cooperation from Oil Company

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 12:36



The chief of the Clearwater River Dene Nation says he’s optimistic his band will get a fair shake from an Alberta-based oil company.


Roy Cheechum says a recent meeting with Oilsands Quest president Christopher Hopkins resulted in a frank exchange of ideas and a handshake agreement to work together.


Oilsands Quest is planning to explore land north of La Loche sometime soon.


Cheechum says his band appreciates the opportunity to sit down and talk with the company.


The Chief adds his First Nation discussed treaty concerns and other matters at the meeting as well.


He adds the company has stated it will notify them before it does any work.