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First Nation calls on United Nations

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Geoff Kirbyson

It’s the energy sector’s equivalent of a David vs. Goliath battle but it’s too early to tell if an Alberta First Nation has a big enough stone in its slingshot.

After pulling out all the stops to reel in development plans of the oil sands mines and dams upstream on the Peace River in British Columbia, the Mikisew Cree First Nation is bringing in a little organization called the United Nations.

The Mikisew Cree, who are based in Fort Chipewyan, a small community at the western...