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Lubicon Lake First Nation

The Lubicon Lake Band is a Cree First Nations band government in northern Alberta and a member of Treaty 8 in 1899. The Lubicon have maintained an active land claim since 1933, and as oil and gas development in Alberta, over 400 oil and gas wells were drilled around the community of Little Buffalo, the band's headquarters.

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The Lubicon Lake Band is a Cree First Nations band government in northern Alberta, Canada.[1] Missed by government agents during the signing of Treaty 8 in 1899, the Lubicon community was long without federal support. Seeking to have their traditional title acknowledged through the creation of an Indian reserve, Lubicon representatives have maintained an active land claim since 1933. As oil and gas development changed the face of Alberta, development on Lubicon land became an increasingly pressing issue. Between 1979 and 1982, over 400 oil and gas wells were drilled around the community of Little Buffalo, the band’s headquarters.

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