Chief Raymond Powder was part of an expert panel at an event held in Calgary last week by the Alberta Counsel, a private firm specializing in the provincial political landscape.
The panel discussion topic was Powering The Future: The Future of Alberta Energy. Among the strategic issues the panel addressed were the vision and associated impacts for the province’s energy future, the net zero agenda for 2050, as well as opportunities in clean and renewable energy.
Other speakers on the six-person panel were the Honorable Brian Jean, Alberta Minister of Energy and Minerals, the Honorable Jim Reiter, Saskatchewan Minister of Energy and Resources, Brad Herald, a senior adviser at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Adam Sweet of Clean Prosperity, and Adam Waterous, CEO of the Waterous Energy Fund.
In his contributions to the discussion, Chief Powder emphasised the importance of mutual respect and dialogue which has led to Fort McKay First Nation’s successful government and business collaborations.