Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Indigenous Relations Minister, Rick Wilson, made their way to Standoff on Monday night to announce additional funding for Indigenous communities. The Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation project has invested over $160 million since 2019 in three key sectors. They include $93 million for the Cascade Power Project, $40 million for eight First Nations to finance the Northern Courier Pipeline Project and $27 million for the Frog Lake First Nation for a Cogeneration facility. Now, the Alberta government has decided that more areas need addressing including agriculture, transportation and telecommunications.
The province says 80 per cent of Indigenous households in Alberta and 67 per cent of rural households do not have access to the CRTC internet target speeds.