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Savana Walkingbear one of Canada’s rising young Indigenous leaders – Troy Media

January 31, 2023

Working to advance First Nations’ ownership of resource projects

Savana Walkingbear has overcome adversity to become one of Canada’s top young Indigenous leaders.

A citizen of Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan, he was one of the youngest elected Indigenous band councillors in Canada and is now a director of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC).

The FNMPC is a national 130-plus nation collective working towards economic well-being through major project ownership – including the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

In 2022, 16 Indigenous communities signed on to become 10 per cent project owners when Coastal GasLink is complete.

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