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Clean Energy BC is excited to announce the First Nations Energy Summit taking place Thursday November 12th and Friday November 13th 2020. Due to COVID-19 this Summit will be taking place virtually. The event will offer interactive networking opportunities to meet and hear from First Nation leaders who are leading the way in the clean energy industry. This Summit is organized and led by Clean Energy BC’s First Nation members, together with board Directors Cole Kitsahin Sayers, New Relationship Trust and Yuho Okada, Barkley Project Group, and former Director Judith Kekinusuqs Sayers.

Day 1 Energy Sovereignty is taking place on November 12th will be open registration to everyone with special pricing offered for Clean Energy BC members.

Day 2 First Nations Energy Summit: Building Our Clean Energy Economy is only open to First Nations.

To register, access the event’s webpage here.

Overall Summit Objectives

  • Understand energy markets and where First Nations can contribute
  • Organize to launch either a First Nations power Authority or an advocacy body
  • Generate action items for First Nations or groups of First Nations to open up opportunities to generate power

Day 1 Energy Sovereignty Objectives

  • Understanding the legal and policy landscape of Clean Energy in BC
  • How First Nations continue to build the clean energy industry
  • Explore challenges and opportunities in clean energy

Day 2 First Nations Energy Summit: Building Our Clean Energy Economy Objectives 

  • Understand energy markets and where First Nations can contribute
  • What does reconciliation look like in the electricity industry? How can a reconstructed approach to electricity contribute to reconciliation?
  • Explore the opportunity of obtaining preferential supplier status (target MW amount)
  • Explore the opportunity of First Nations utilities within their territories
    • Understand what would be required for a First Nation utility
    • Strategize on ways to work together to make utilities into a viable opportunity

Thank you to New Relationship Trust, CleanBC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, and Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) for making this event possible. Thanks to this support registration is complimentary for First Nations and Indigenous organizations. Please contact Lisa Bateman, Office and Events Manager at for registration forms. If you are interested in sponsoring the First Nations Energy Summit, please contact Lisa. 


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