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Introducing Generation Power, a capacitybuilding program led by Indigenous youth for Indigenous youth 

OTTAWA, ON, May 11, 2021 – Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise (ICE) announced today the official launch of Generation Power, an Indigenous youth clean energy and career training program To learn more about the program, visit and apply to be part of the first cohort. 

Launch of ‘Energy Foundations’ Report

OTTAWA, ONApril 15, 2021 – Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise (ICE), an organization advancing the clean energy leadership First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people across Canada, announced the release of Energy Foundations, a detailed national report on energy efficiency and housing in Indigenous communities.

Accelerating Transition’ Data Report

OTTAWA, ON, July 8, 2021 – Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise (ICE) is introducing the 2020 Accelerating Transitions Report. This is a carefully constructed document that identifies the many ways that the Clean Energy Sector has become dominated by Indigenous-centred Leadership. 

ICE in the News

Opinion: Investing in ensuring homes are energy-efficient will ensure a healthier future for Indigenous communities —We need to take ambitious action to dramatically improve energy efficiency in Indigenous communities and address the housing challenges faced by families.

Surging Indigenous renewable projects lead shift to clean energy future — 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: With Indigenous green-energy projects already proving their worth, it’s time for Ottawa to invest Remote communities across Canada are pursuing opportunities in renewables that reduce reliance on dirty, expensive diesel.

Feds must incorporate Indigenous youth in clean energy push — 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. As a group, Indigenous people are now the largest owners of clean-energy assets after government and public utilities.

Celebrating Indigenous Leadership in Clean Energy

OTTAWA, ON, December 22, 2020 — Natural Resources Canada — The IODI is a $20-million Impact Canada Initiative aimed at generating new opportunities by reducing diesel reliance in remote Indigenous communities. The initiative was designed based on 18 months of engagement with rights holders, Indigenous organizations and stakeholders. The IODI is delivered in collaboration with the Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise and the Pembina Institute. By working together, IODI is not only supporting the development of clean energy projects, but also bolstering Indigenous leadership in Canada’s cleaner future.

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.

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