With a history of promoting social and economic development within the southern portion of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Walter worked closely with industry and government to develop Impact Benefit Agreements, which were successfully brought to fruition with companies such as Syncrude, Suncor, Cenovus, Meg Energy, CNRL, Conoco-Phillips, Statoil and ALPAC.
While serving as Chief of Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, Walter was also influential in the start up success of several local band initiatives many of which are still thriving today. Improving the infrastructure of his home community included upgrading the water and sewer for the health centre, daycares, schools and the community hall. Walter was also instrumental in the formation of what is now known as the Alberta Treaty 8 organization as well as the Athabasca Tribal Council.
Walter has extensive experience in the aggregate industry and owns a gravel and sand company focused on the oilfield and forestry industries in Northeast Alberta.