Chief Ernest Wesley of the Wesley Nation, Chief Bruce Labelle of the Chiniki Nation, the managing director of Huatong Petrochemical Holdings Ltd., Alick Au, and Chief Darcy Dixon of the Bearspaw Nation have signed a joint venture agreement to develop and explore Stoney Nakoda territory for oil and gas. (Terry Munro)
Joint venture agreement with Huatong Petrochemical Holdings Ltd. covers development on 49,000 hectares
Alberta’s Stoney Nakoda First Nation says it has signed a “Massive” deal with a Chinese petrochemical company to develop oil and gas on its land.
The First Nation is located 60 kilometres west of Calgary and has signed a joint venture agreement with Hong Kong-based Huatong Petrochemical Holdings Ltd. to explore and develop oil and gas deposits on Stoney Nation lands.
About 49,000 hectares of land will be explored and developed through the agreement, with Huatong providing all necessary funding — possibly hundreds of millions of dollars — and Nakoda Oil & Gas Inc. acting as the primary operator for the joint venture.
“The magnitude of this new agreement between Huatong and the Stoney Nations will hopefully bring us one step closer to self-sufficiency for our nation and people,” said Bruce Labelle, chief of the Chiniki Nation, which is one of the Stoney Nakoda nations.
Large quantities of natural gas have been produced from the Jumping Pound gas field on the Stoney Nakoda Nation since the 1950s.
The Stoney Nakoda Nation includes the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley tribes and is a signatory to Treaty 7. – CBC
What do you want Right Now? What do you want for your Future? What do you want for the Future of your Children & Grandchildren? Of your Nieces & Nephews?
What are you willing to do about it?
There is no need to worship the Golden Calf of Greed, for in the Reality of the Universe and All There Is.... There IS More than Enough for Everyone.... There Is an Unending Flow of Abundance..... The more you give, the more you receive.
The Universe Supports Goodness and Goodness is Wisdom.....
Psalm 23 of David (From the Torah) The Lord is my Shepherd: I shall not want (for anything) (We do not "want" because we Already have Everything) He maketh me lie down in green pastures (I have a safe place to rest) He leadeth me beside the still waters (I have a safe path) He restoreth my soul (He uplifts me) He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake (I am beyond reproach on this path of belief) Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I shall fear no evil- For Thou (Creator) art with me (Following the steps of Creator, I am divinely protected) Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (The tools of Creator) Thy preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies (I am gracious and unafraid to face those who would condemn/harm me) Thou anointest my head with oil (You bless my physical being) My cup runneth over (You provide more than enough for me: There is abundance) Surely, Goodness and Mercy shall follow me All the Days of My Life (Always I am in the Grace of Creator and I will so be blessed) And I shall dwell in the house of the (Jewish) Lord Forever. (Always I am One with Creator). So when we go beyond the dogma and rhetoric of today's political & "Religious" leaders: Those who are in those places for monetary gain & power..... We are able to find peace of being. We are able to live a life of comfort. We are then able to make a difference in the world. We move beyond need & fear... We become a part of the Solution and are no longer a part of the problem.
We let go of our Grasping Neediness, knowing there Is Enough for Everyone..... And we become the ambassadors of goodness through sharing & caring.
I'm not saying that you have to give to every-single less fortunate being; but you do have to give... beyond yourself and your family.
It costs you nothing to forego your cup of Starbucks, your Big Meal, your "Super-size" to feed someone more in need than you. It costs nothing to give up a bag of Doritos, a 6-pack of Diet Coke, a bottle of wine to help someone in more need than you.
Have extra blankets that you do not use? Put them in your trunk and when you see someone in need, give them a blanket! Have extra jackets you no longer wear (They are so "Last Season", put them in your trunk & give them to someone in need.
What does it cost you to forego something that you would throw away or something that is but a passing desire? Ab-so-lute-ly Nothing.
Open your eyes, heart & soul to the truth..... They want you to be like them, a slave to the Idol of Greed to the Demon of Hatred & Bigotry....... Fight them...... Be Of Service: to your community, to the less fortunate, to those who are "different", to those who are unable to speak for & defend themselves, and to the planet.