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, Enmax Corporation, Director, Indigenous & Municipal Partnerships and Commercial Development
Case Study: Cypress Wind Project – Alberta’s 200 MW Indigenous Partnership
Mark Gallagher, Manager of Development, EDF Renewables
Clayton Blood, General Manager, Kainaiwa Resources
Environmental Stewardship Regime Case Study: Henvey Inlet First Nation
Kyle Hunt, Senior Environmental Scientist/Project Manager, Savanta Inc.
Patrick Brennan, Band Councillor, Henley Inlet First Nation, Lands Portfolio
Frank Davis, Country Head, Pattern Canada