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Indigenous participation in renewables and the four directions of sustainability

As more renewable projects move ahead, there are four key aspects to meaningful Indigenous participation to keep in mind

This past summer, the Tahltan Nation made one of the largest clean-energy investments by a First Nation in Canadian history by purchasing 5% of three Northwest British Columbia Hydro Electric Facilities.

This is just one of many examples of Indigenous peoples reclaiming their space in the Canadian economy. Before European contact, Indigenous peoples had a robust trade economy. In 1867, through the Indian Act, Indigenous inherent economic rights were systematically and expressly stripped. Today, through examples like the Tahltan Nation investment, we see that Indigenous peoples are reclaiming their rightful place in the fabric of Canada – especially in business.

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