As environmental opposition threatens their royalties and jobs, many First Nations have teamed up with the petroleum industry.
The chiefs want the government to shelve two bills currently under Senate review—Bill C-69 and Bill C-48.
Holdouts may block projects for strategic reasons, hoping for a better deal.
Future annual cannabis retail sales in Ontario may be in the billions.
The Tsilhqot’in judgment has left dozens of legal uncertainties on Aboriginal title.
In one fiscal year, a First Nation in Alberta generated five times more in own-source revenue than it received in federal transfers.