The Starblanket Cree Nation is joining forces with a drilling company.
The band has secured a 50% stake in a drilling rig owned by CanElson drilling.
The rig is set to explore oil fields on the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border.
Lynda Bigknife works for Starblanket’s business arm — Red Dog holdings.
She says the agreement will result in jobs and money for their people:
“We do split in the profits that are generated and also provide them with a workforce.”
She adds the development is occurring on Treaty 4 territory which is why they’re involved.