Wind energy projects across Canada have demonstrated exemplary, mutually-beneficial partnerships with Indigenous peoples. From community involvement and investment, to contracts and long-term employment, these partnerships are facilitating collaborative, co-creative engagement and fostering long-term sustainable benefits for communities; all while respecting and learning from Traditional knowledge, culture and values. This panel will explore two of these wind energy case studies – their strengths, benefits and key learnings to date.
Moderator: Shannon Wever, NatureEner Energy Canada
- Environmental Stewardship Regime Case Study: Henvey Inlet First Nation – Kyle Hunt, Savanta Inc.
- Case Study: Cypress Wind Project – Alberta’s 200 MW Indigenous Partnership – Mark Gallagher, EDF renewables