Chief Allan Adam and the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) he leads near Fort McMurray, are raking in thousands of dollars in cash from the Tides Foundation to oppose Canadian oil and gas.
Back in 2012 Chief Allan Adam and ACFN were granted $55,000 directly from Tides to a numbered company that Adam is a Director of and is managed by the band. Soon after, Adam appeared on stage with washed up, burned out folk singer Neil Young when he rolled into Toronto to bash Canadian oil and gas.
But that cash went fast, I suppose.
I was peering through the most recent Tides Foundation grants again to see which aboriginal leaders were selling out their people for cold hard cash and noticed a familiar name: Chief Allan Adam.
Watch my video to see these new grants to a company managed by ACFN - two separate grants, totalling $75,000 “for research, education, and organizing on dirty fuels and pipelines”.
Guess which rent-a-chief was bashing the oilsands with Jane Fonda when she rolled into Fort McMurray? Allan Adam. That's what $75,000 buys.
But even worse, no one in the media bothered to dig into Adam when he made his outlandish and debunked claims about cancer and desolation in Fort Mac as he sat beside Jane Fonda.
I on the other hand, found his motive on the grants page of the Tides Foundation.
And that's because there is a passive racism from the mainstream media.
The media sees Adam as a noble man, a man of the land simply because he’s aboriginal. They can't bring themselves to believe aboriginal people can be just as motivated by money as every other human being.
Everyone has a price. Allan Adam’s is $75,000 bucks.