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(Treaty 7 – September 27th , 2021): In advance of Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Natural Law Energy (NLE), which was created and built by traditional First Nation governance in Treaty territories 4, 6 and 7, is reflecting on the path forward.
As a First Nations-, sovereign – and traditional territory-owned and led coalition, NLE recognizes that true reconciliation must include First Nations sovereignty and traditional governance that will set the framework for generations to come, as our forefathers and mothers in the past have done before. This framework is essential for true reconciliation with federal, provincial and municipal governments, and also most importantly in partnership with world-renowned industry and other sovereign organizations. Economic prosperity is an integral part of what we expect for our Nations to change the story and build a better future.
“Natural Law Energy was born of the recognition that the real original People, known as Indigenous Canadians in the contemporary world, have for too long been marginalized in the Canadian economy and that, together, our Nations can create a paradigm shift,” says Natural Law Energy CEO Travis Meguinis. “We do this with the gifts of Creator and Creation from the constellations to the sun, the moon, the stars, our great Mother Earth and our brothers and sisters of Creation (our grandmother Bear, our father Eagle, our brother Wolf and our sister Salmon just to mention a few), if we all work together for a cause. We understand and have that relationship with Creation, our Creation stories and ceremonies that help guide us in this contemporary world to bring it back to something sustainable like it was pre-contact for all human beings and family creatures of Mother Earth.”
The Natural Law Energy family is comprised of Nations from the Athabasca River Basin to the Salish Sea. Together, we advocate for member Nations’ right to participate meaningfully in the resource economy as a means of reconciling decades of denied intergenerational wealth which stems from contact.
On September 29, 2020 Natural Law Energy (NLE) and TC Energy (TCE) signed a historic partnership agreement that established collaboration on energy mega-projects across Turtle Island (North America). The first of these projects was Keystone XL. NLE continues to move forward with economic reconciliation as a hunting license for mega-projects, in partnership with industry and in the name of sovereignty.
Natural Law Energy also affirms its commitment to lead at the negotiating table with Canada on the Trans Mountain Pipeline, and is honoured and more than humbled to support sovereign
Nations, Bands, Tribes and Communities in taking their rightful place in ownership and intergenerational economic opportunity. As original sovereign people we understand and see the opportunity for our traditional governance to lead the way and guide us through this corporate world, and we have created a path to success which can be shared with all original people.
Guju, hiy hiy. washata, huych’qa
If you would like to schedule an interview with Travis Meguinis, CEO of Natural Law Energy, please contact:
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