Fort McKay First Nation opens urban office in Edmonton

“We want to provide all of our urban members the same kind of access to programs and all the things we can offer in Fort McKay"

 

The office will feature a program coordinator to connect urban FMFN members with training and employment resources, Indigenous social agencies and cultural supports. There are approximately 250 members living outside the community in the Edmonton area.

Located at Suite 104, 11041 105 Avenue, the Office will also enhance Fort McKay First Nation’s presence in Alberta’s capital and provide opportunities for business diversification and government relations.

Fort McKay First Nation has nearly 900 band members of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 450 living in the on-reserve section of the community of Fort McKay. FMFN also has reserves 174A at Gardiner (Moose) Lake and 174B at Namur (Buffalo) Lake, approximately 65 km northwest of Fort McKay.

“It’s important for all our members to feel connected to and supported by our Nation, wherever they live. Our Edmonton Office will increase access for our urban members, and enhance Fort McKay First Nation’s presence in the business community and political landscape.”

- Chief Mel Grandjamb, Fort McKay First Nation

 

Take a virtual tour of the new Edmonton office

 

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