Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, all of you, for your presentations. They are very important.
I certainly recognize that each of you is here representing your own nation and that you have orders of government similar to the federal government and the provincial government. Has your nation ever been directly consulted by the federal government as it has gone through reviews on each of these individual tar sands operations ? Have you been directly consulted by the federal government, in its review of the environmental impact assessments, about whether or not you had concerns and issues that you wanted addressed by the federal government?
Go ahead, Chief Mercredi.