• Cold Lake First Nations Community Website

    Cold Lake First Nations Community Website

    "A livelihood for a livelihood"

    Cold Lake First Nations is pleased to welcome the world to our community website. We hope to continue to honor our Elders, both past and present, by proudly sharing our stories, history and current events with you. We dedicate this website to all the Elders and to the children of the Cold Lake First Nations. Enjoy your visit!
    Masi Chok. (Thank you).

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  • ANOTHER IMPERIAL OIL SPILL

    ANOTHER IMPERIAL OIL SPILL

    Alert: Another Imperial Oil spill – Incident occurred on Dec 4th at the N08 pad. Steam and Bitumen has been released through misting, effecting the lease pad and surrounding area. Read More
  • NHL players visit Cold Lake

    NHL players visit Cold Lake

    The Indigenous NHL Alumni team was in town Sunday night to take on local hockey players from the Cold Lake Arrows in an exhibition game at the Energy Centre. “We wanted to provide a positive family friendly night,” said Dean Janvier, a Cold Lake First Nations councillor. “We want our youth to see these great role models and be inspired to continue on in athletics.” Read More
  • CLFN joins Others in Petitioning Canada for an Emergency Protection Order on Woodland Caribou Habitat

    CLFN joins Others in Petitioning Canada for an Emergency Protection Order on Woodland Caribou Habitat

    Łuechok Tue Denesųłiné1 is a Denesųłiné2 community located near Cold Lake Alberta. For centuries the Dene people have survived on Dene Ni Nenne3 by conserving, managing and using the resources provided by Yedariyihe4. It is with great reluctance that we feel compelled in 2018 to seek redress from the courts in an attempt to force Canada to do its duty and protect critical Etthen nene Read More
  • Cold Lake First Nations Goes Solar

    Cold Lake First Nations Goes Solar

    Cold Lake First Nations will install solar energy panels on five of its buildings this fall with funding from Alberta’s Indigenous Solar Program. Read More
  • Marriott Ribbon Cutting

    Marriott Ribbon Cutting

    April 5-6th, 2017 marked another great milestone for the Cold Lake First Nations (CLFN). We officially celebrated the grand opening of our new hotel – Courtyard Marriott Cold Lake located in the hub of the nation’s commercial park on highway 28. Read More
  • Cold Lake First Nations Welcomes the Alberta Budget 2017

    Cold Lake First Nations Welcomes the Alberta Budget 2017

    March 21, 2017 (Cold Lake First Nation, Treaty No.6 Territory, Alberta)­ Cold Lake First Nations congratulates Premier Rachel Notley, her Cabinet, and the Government of Alberta for tabling the Alberta budget on March 16, 2017, that is compassionate to the needs of real Albertans in difficult economic circumstances, while putting forward a positive vision for the future relationship of the province of Alberta with First Nations in Alberta. Read More
  • Alex Janvier's mosaic, Tsa tsa ke k'e (Iron Foot Place), revealed at Rogers Place

    Alex Janvier's mosaic, Tsa tsa ke k'e (Iron Foot Place), revealed at Rogers Place

    Nestled amid glowing advertising screens and a needful clinging to Edmonton’s halcyon-days hockey history, a magnificent work of true art has been summoned. Read More
  • First Nations bear the risks of oilsands development

    First Nations bear the risks of oilsands development

    Aboriginal communities fear environmental contamination and health problems related to oilsands mining, but say few people are listening to their concerns. Read More
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Łuéchogh Túé Announcements

  • Children's Christmas Application +

    Please press link to download form Read More
  • Christmas Assistance Program Form +

    APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 8, 2017 IN ORDER TO GET YOUR CHEQUE PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS. ANYTHING RECEIVED AFTER THE 8TH WILL BE PROCESSED IN THE NEW YEAR. TO AVOID ANY DELAY PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY. Read More
  • CLFN Lands and Resource Management Second Call for Committee Applications +

    Cold Lake First Nations is seeking applications from Nation Members who are interested in serving on a voluntary basis on a Reserve Lands Plan Advisory Committee for a period of approximately one year. Read More
  • July Newsletter +

    Newsletter - 2017 - JULY Read More
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Chief Martial Speaks on Experience at TRC Gathering

Cold Lake First Nations Chief & Council invited mem-bers to attend the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) closing ceremonies in Ottawa. In attendance at the TRC event was: Chief Ber-nice Martial, Joyce Metch-ewais, Elise Charland, Frank Charland, Angie Grandbois, and Annabelle Martial. The reason the community members were invited to attend was that some attend-ed residential schools. The TRC event was an avenue to experience with other survi-vors, first hand the recom-mendations of their five-year mandate and to know what had happened historically. We need awareness on our past and heal from it to move forward. In 1962, my parents decided that they didn’t want us to go to residential school, as they knew that it wasn’t good for children, from sending to older sib-lings at first. My mom went to residential school and I definitely felt the intergener-ational affects of residential school. In 1986, my mother told me her story and how she was negatively impact-ed. It was very healing to share what had happened to her during those years. Through the intergenera-tional impacts and my own personal journey, I drank alcohol for 7 years to try and hide the pain and  decided at 25 years old I would sober up. I haven’t turned back since and glad to be so-ber to this day. This was beginning of my heal-ing journey. I went to Nechi Institute in 1985. I wrote about the negative impacts in my life and started talking about residential school and how it impacted me. Our Peoples are all on a healing journey and the TRC event gave me an opportunity to heal, I had tears of joy at the gathering. I be-lieve the hardest part emotionally was when they spoke of the genocide that happened at those horrible schools. It was very degrading and so much suffering occurred for many of the survivors and a lot of were abused physi-cally, spiritually, emotionally and sexually. It was very degrading and so much suffering oc-curred for many of the survivors and a lot of were abused physically, spiritually, emotionally and sex-ually. I could see why our Peoples drank and had addiction issues after attending these schools. It was a way of coping of what happened. We are now are slowly coming out of this and our future generations are much stronger. These children are why I lead the way I do and think we will be strong-er if we all start to live healthier lifestyles and unite as Denesuline Peoples.I learn to listen to our Peo-ples and have learned patience over the years. One  elder told me one time,  “you are what you speak.” 

Mahsicho,

Chief Bernice Martial