First Nations take pride in their sustainable energy projects

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Published on: November 5, 2016

CBC News / Nicole Ireland / 05 November 2016

okikendawt-hydro-projectIndigenous communities are increasingly joining Canada’s growing clean energy economy as a way to generate revenue in a manner that is consistent with their cultural and environmental values, experts say.

​”Our people are willing and able,” says Kevin Hart, regional chief of Manitoba and the executive in charge of the alternative energy portfolio for the Assembly of First Nations.

“Through our teachings we’ve always been taught to be stewards of the land. And with that I honestly believe that First Nations people can be champions when it comes to clean and alternative energy moving forward.”

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