A convoy of more than 100 trucks will assemble Sunday in northern Alberta, in what's being billed as the first Indigenous-led rally for energy resources.
The event organized by the Region One Aboriginal Business Association wants to highlight that Alberta's northern Indigenous communities support for pipelines and oppose Bill C-69, federal legislation that will overhaul the way energy projects are approved.
ROABA promotes Indigenous-owned businesses in northern Alberta and facilitates networking opportunities between businesses and industry.
"We can't get anything to market. We are limited to one client which is the Americans," ROABA president Shawn McDonald said. "We need more. We are gridlock."