About the Book
Aboriginal Power brings timely and refreshing ideas about clean energy told with the wisdom from Indigenous elders and the velocity of a cascading river. The author, Chris Henderson, brings together thoughtful, innovative ideas about how clean energy is transforming First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities and presents a business case for sustainable prosperity for all Canadians.
Henderson speaks to the game-changing potential of ecologically-sensitive hydro, wind, and biomass projects for Canada’s First People. The book’s core premise is that Indigenous co-ownership of renewable energy projects can contribute to a “new story” in terms of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous communities.
Aboriginal Power is jam-packed with information containing advocate stories, public policy innovations and project snapshots from every region of Canada. The book has been written to engage readers with a style that draws upon the cultural richness of Indigenous traditions, and the geographic abundance and beauty of Canada. The publication highlights why clean, green, sustainable energy is very important to the prosperity of Aboriginal communities and the economic and environmental future of Canada.
The book shines a spotlight on how, after decades of missed and mismanaged opportunities, Canada’s First Peoples are building sustainable prosperity through participation in clean-energy projects.