• 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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Treaties 1-11 Chiefs Strategize to Implement Action Plan

November 2, 2015, Traditional territory of Treaty No.7…Cold Lake First Nation’s (CLFN) Chief Bernice Martial and leadership attended the Treaties 1-11 Post Election Strategy meeting at the Grey Eagle Hotel at Tsuut’ina Nation. Over 100 Chiefs attended the gathering, which included a presentation from National Chief, Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations. Chief Martial stated, “We need to repeal all legislation that affects Indigenous Peoples in our country. We also need to set up a meeting with the Prime Minister, as Chiefs in this country.” Cold Lake First Nations does not believe that the federal government, through the unilateral imposition of the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, has the right to compel Cold Lake First Nations, or any other First Nation  in Canada,  to disclose  its private  financial  information. The Nation  has no issue with disclosing  all financial information related to the small amount of financial transfer payments received from the federal government each year. 

 

Cold Lake First Nation calls on the new federal government to comply with the recent federal court decision on this matter, to not appeal the issue any further, and to begin to work with First Nations across Canada to implement  a new fiscal relationship  with First Nations,  as was promised  during the recent federal election campaign by the Liberal Party of Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

 

“We need the new federal government to immediately call a full public inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).   As Chief, I called on the former Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Bernard Valcourt, to prove his public statements on this matter. He did not comply, and he  later  attempted  to  deflect  the  matter  using  the  Commissioner  of  the  Royal  Canadian  Mounted  Police (“RCMP”). We, as Treaty First Nations, have a special Treaty relationship with the RCMP to protect us and the former Minister Valcourt should never have politicized the issue in that way.   Rather than blame us for the racism and poverty that affects our people like the previous Conservative government did, we call on the new federal government to take action and work with us to resolve the issue in a positive way,” said Chief Martial.

 

“Cold Lake First Nations calls upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to call a formal meeting early in 2016 in Ottawa with all First Nations in Canada to begin the Nation-to-Nation dialogue with us on creating a new relationship that is based on mutual respect, trust and dignity,” concluded Chief Martial.

 

Cold Lake First Nations is a Denesuline (Chipewyan) Tribe and part of the Dene Nation. The Nation is located 300 kilometers northeast of Edmonton, Alberta in Treaty No.6 territory. The dynamic First Nation has a total membership of over 2400 members. Approximately 1500 Band Members live in or near its four distinct neighbouring communities all of which are located in the scenic Cold Lake area.

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