The Canadian Press — On a wintry day last November, Daphne Kay looked up at an expanse of gleaming solar panels located on Cowessess First Nation reserve land just east of Regina and cried.
CBC — Young people from all over the country are in Whitehorse this week to take part in an Indigenous clean energy conference.
Environment Journal — National non-profit Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) highlighted Indigenous and community-led renewable energy projects as the future of climate action during COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Energy Monitor — Indigenous communities in Canada have been trailblazers in the clean energy transition, especially when it comes to microgrids in remote locations.
theglobeandmail.com — On a sunny day last month, a group of about 30 people toured the Nanticoke Solar facility, a 44-megawatt project built on the former site of what was Ontario’s biggest coal-fired plant before it was decommissioned in 2013.
Two First Nations women have secured funding to build an off-grid solar powered greenhouse to provide food security for their community
EcoHome — The Sagkeeng First Nation is a Treaty-1, 3 and 5 First Nation in the Eastman Region of Manitoba, where two young and ambitious members of their community have undertaken a project to build a clean energy-powered greenhouse to provide urgently needed affordable food security for their community.
Nunatsiaq News — Participants given opportunity to connect to mentors, build partnerships
The Tyee — Inside the First Nations-led plan to decolonize British Columbia’s electricity. Last in a two-part special report.
ipolitics.ca — Three Mi’gmaw communities in the Gaspe region of Quebec have been reaping the wind for the past four years as a result of their 50-per-cent ownership in a 150-megawatt wind farm on their traditional territory. The Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n project is an important signpost as Indigenous communities have taken increasing ownership stakes in clean-energy projects across Canada.
Indigenous-Led Solar Energy Project Wins Prize Funding to Implement a Community Clean Energy Project in NWT
OTTAWA, ON, January 19, 2021 — Natural Resources Canada — The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced that Grant Sullivan, one of 14 Indigenous Off-Diesel Initiative (IODI) Energy Champions and current President of Nihtat Energy Ltd., will receive $800,000 in prize funding to begin implementing a community clean energy project.
Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) promotes collaborative frameworks for renewable energy, energy efficiency, advanced energy systems and green energy infrastructure
www.todayville.com — Indigenous communities across the country have a growing capacity to deliver energy projects that deliver clean, affordable and reliable power to their communities, and into the grid, thus generating jobs and revenue.
www.winnipegfreepress.com — Indigenous communities across Canada are leading the charge toward a renewable energy future as technology advances and networking opportunities are fostered.
Indigenous peoples outpacing Canadians in climate action, says co-chair of clean energy social enterprise
www.thestar.com — Kim Scott, a co-chair of the Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise, believes it’s extremely important to get the message out that Indigenous people are among those leading the pack with clean energy initiatives.
Opinion: With Indigenous green-energy projects already proving their worth, it’s time for Ottawa to invest
theglobeandmail.com — Remote communities across Canada are pursuing opportunities in renewables that reduce reliance on dirty, expensive diesel.
corporateknights.com — Mounting an Indigenous-led clean energy project in Canada’s remote communities takes a special kind of resilience, as best intentions meet the harsh reality of permitting delays, construction deadlines and difficult negotiations with governments and local utilities. At a recent Gathering of Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE), Nihtat Energy Ltd.
Opinion: Investing in ensuring homes are energy-efficient will ensure a healthier future for Indigenous communities
theglobeandmail.com — We need to take ambitious action to dramatically improve energy efficiency in Indigenous communities and address the housing challenges faced by families.
Natural Resources Canada — The Government of Canada is building a clean energy future, creating good jobs and supporting workers in the natural resource sectors. This includes new job opportunities for youth, providing them with a strong foundation for their future.
Coast Salish Territory, Victoria, B, June 24 — The Indigenomics Institute announced its 2021, 10 To Watch List highlighting Indigenomics business success from across the country at its third annual ‘Taking A Seat At The Economic Table, Indigenous By Design Forum’ held virtually on June 22-23.
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, July 2021 — Happy Cones is a solar-powered ice cream trailer created, owned, and operated by high school students, and designed to promote the incredible benefits of solar energy while providing youth summer employment.
CBC Edmonton — A global youth network co-founded by an Edmontonian is one step closer to its goal of funding 10,000 youth-led clean energy projects by 2030.
BNN Bloomberg — An increasing number of Indigenous communities see involvement in energy projects as a solution that will push forward true reconciliation.
APTN ‘Nation to Nation’ — The group Indigenous Clean Energy is sending a delegation. Freddie Campbell co-hosts a podcast called Decolonizing Power and is one of the delegates heading overseas.
CBC ‘Fresh Air’ — Chris Henderson, Executive Director of Indigenous Clean Energy and Freddie Huppé Campbell, who is coordinating Indigenous Clean Energy’s COP26 program, speak about why they’re attending the United Nations climate change summit in Scotland and how they’re promoting Indigenous-led clean energy alternatives.
CBC News — James Harper, who is Nehiyaw from Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Alberta, is a delegate with Indigenous Clean Energy, a not-for-profit dedicated to involving Indigenous people in clean energy projects.
APTN National News — Mihskakwan James Harper joined APTN National News from COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland to share an update about the conference.
Windspeaker — Officials from Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) are playing a significantly different role this year at a major international conference.
The Globe and Mail — Mihskakwan James Harper and other delegates from Indigenous Clean Energy will be urging them to also think small: specifically, about how micro-grid projects owned and operated by Indigenous communities can help power a lower-carbon world.
Canada’s National Observer — Indigenous-led clean energy projects empower communities and can fuel a just transition to a sustainable economy, say advocates sharing strategies at the UN climate conference in Glasgow.
Canada’s National Observer — For the first time since the 1970s, silence descended on the tiny, isolated village of Old Crow in Canada’s Arctic in August.
CBC’s The Current — Tens of thousands of young climate activists marched through Glasgow Friday, to protest what they see as a lack of meaningful progress on tackling the climate crisis. We spoke to three young activists who have travelled from Canada to COP26 — Shakti Ramkumar, Freddie Huppé Campbell and Sadie Vipond — about their fears, and hopes, for the future.