Fort McMurray First Nation is distancing itself from the Jane Fonda travelling kook road show.
Jane Fonda spent the week in Alberta bashing the oilsands as toxic and comparing the one site she saw during her carbon intensive flyover of the region, to “having the skin peeled from my body.”
And during her trip, Fonda has painted herself as the voice of Indigenous people in the Fort McMurray region.
But when the news broke that one of Fort McMurray First Nation’s former band councillors had been with Fonda on her seditious tour of the area, the Nation’s Chief executive officer, Barry Calihoo, released a statement:
“FMFN 468 (Fort McMurray First Nation) played no part in the planning, facilitating or participating in the Jane Fonda visit...our Nation does not endorse the Fonda visit” and “FMFN 468 does support the responsible development of the Oil Sands, and is confident that our industry partners have the same vision….we are grateful to these partners for the significant role they have played in our efforts since 2011 to establish FMFN 468 as a strong, economically self sufficient First Nation.”