Calgary Petroleum Club will be temporarily closed until further notice.
Petroleum History Society Luncheon
with speaker John Snow, First Nations Leader and Educator
on Indigenous Participation – Or Not – In the Petroleum Industry
Some of Canada’s First Nations have been involved in petroleum exploration and production in one way or another for many years. Although surface issues were handled directly by them, the Federal Government granted and administered subsurface rights on their behalf up until only a few decades ago. More recently many First Nations have become more proactive in such negotiations. Avenues for involvement have also been a common element of land claims settlements and cover aspects like employment, contracting, regulation and revenue sharing. Most recently, efforts have been made to involve First Nations in the direct ownership of major projects, potentially including pipelines like TransMountain. The wisdom in such a step has been debated. John will provide an historical retrospective and will address these issues.
More information on the PHS website, with the link to pay and reserve: