This interview focuses on Indigenous People & pipelines and tries to give an honest perspective of support and opposition for pipelines and the oil and gas industry. Support and opposition to pipelines varies by individual, community, province, and country. Pipelines are arguably the most contentious topic with not just Indigenous people but Canadians, Americans, and even globally is the expansion of new pipelines. But Frank approaches it from the individual perspective. He explains that a pipeline comes down to the individual’s value, then it goes to the individual communities needs. Some bands have other economic drivers and the demand for a pipeline is simply not as high whereas other communities need the revenue and job opportunity that pipelines bring. In some cases if one band rejects the pipeline rather than working with the oil and gas companies, the company goes around their land and the opportunity is lost.
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