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ImaGENation, a new Indigenous youth mentorship program has just launched 

OTTAWA, ON, August 12, 2021 – In partnership with SevenGen and Student Energy, Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) is pleased to announce the official launch of ImaGENation (Imagine-Nation), a capacity-building program that will support 10 teams of Indigenous youth from across Canada to kick-start a clean energy project.

Decolonizing Power, a new podcast series that will take you around the globe to explore successful community-led and partner clean energy projects  

OTTAWA, ON, June 7, 2021 – Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Social Enterprise has launched a new podcast series, Decolonizing Power, that illustrates inspiring stories about Indigenous and community-led clean energy projects from around the world. 

Introducing Generation Power, a capacity-building 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 www.generationpower.ca 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

Indigenous energy partnerships are key to Truth and Reconciliation

BNN BloombergAn increasing number of Indigenous communities see involvement in energy projects as a solution that will push forward true reconciliation.

Student Energy signs joint venture, aims to raise millions for youth-led clean energy projects

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.

Happy Cones: Canada’s First Solar-Powered Ice Cream Trailer

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.

10 To Watch List Announced At The 3rd Annual INDIGENOMICS By Design Forum

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.

Canada Invests in Green Jobs for Youth

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.

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.

Surging Indigenous renewable projects lead shift to clean energy future

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: 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.

Indigenous peoples outpacing Canadians in climate action, says co-chair of clean energy social enterprise

www.thestar.comKim 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.

First Nations renewable energy successes on display

www.winnipegfreepress.comIndigenous communities across Canada are leading the charge toward a renewable energy future as technology advances and networking opportunities are fostered.

Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) promotes collaborative frameworks for renewable energy, energy efficiency, advanced energy systems and green energy infrastructure

www.todayville.comIndigenous 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.

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.

Feds must incorporate Indigenous youth in clean energy push

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.

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