Decolonization and decarbonization go hand in hand – iPolitics

Decolonization and decarbonization go hand in hand – iPolitics

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202135 Views

Oct 19, 2021

‘First Nations want to be part of climate solutions while ensuring their communities prosper.’

The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was a solemn occasion to reflect on, as well as a time to celebrate, the many ways First Nations are reasserting their cultures, traditions, and economic standing in Canada.

Across the country, we’re beginning to see Indigenous-led clean-energy projects at the forefront of reconciliation. First Nations governments and businesses are in charge of projects such as the Tu Deh-Kah geothermal project in British Columbia, the Bekevar wind-energy project in Saskatchewan, and the Oneida energy-storage project in Ontario.

Indigenous-led projects are key to Canada’s energy transition, and serve as proof that decarbonization and decolonization can go hand in hand.

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