First Nations Power Authority is pleased to host the 6th Annual Indigenous Cleaner Energy Forum at Dakota Dunes Resort Casino, Whitecap Dakota First Nation Treaty #6 Territory on June 27
First Nations Power Authority is pleased to host the 6th Annual Indigenous Cleaner Energy Forum at Dakota Dunes Resort Casino, Whitecap Dakota First Nation Treaty #6 Territory on June 27 & 28th, 2022.
This year will mark FNPA’s 10th Anniversary hosting industry professionals, clean energy leaders and Indigenous-owned development corporations assisting communities in pursuing their pathway to powerful opportunities in the power sector. As an attendee, a valued supporter or corporate partner in the work of reducing carbon emissions for your company, you can expect to engage with a variety of Indigenous leaders and corporate decision-makers discussing ESG strategies that strengthens Indigenous inclusion in charting the course for a cleaner energy future. Quite simply, FNPA brings together our first class Indigenous and Industry strategic partners expertise to develop new partnerships that supports Indigenous people’s energy security vision.
“FNPA is honoured and very proud to host Angie Bruce, Assistant Deputy Minister of ‘Nokwewask’, a Natural Resources Canada initiative, together with many Indigenous leadership that are helping to shape the future energy policy landscape on a national ‘benefits sharing’ framework”, says Guy Lonechild, FNPA President and CEO.
“This past year has been challenging for many businesses and yet we continue to learn, explore and develop new ways in working together to help champion new energy investment opportunities,” says Chief Felix Thomas, Board Chair of First Nations Power Authority.
As a forward-looking organization, FNPA recognizes the challenges that come with the increasing cost of electricity, where sustainability for many indigenous communities can be addressed by building energy infrastructure that is indigenous-owned to build wealth while contributing to the overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
“The Canadian electricity markets present a great opportunity for First Nations to create new synergies with public utilities and conventional energy producers and their desire to achieve clean energy options for all Canadians“, says Francis Bradley, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association.
First Nation Power Authority (FNPA) is breaking new ground for renewable energy development in Canada and assisting First Nations in creating their own power
generation and utility companies. As the first and only Indigenous governed, not-for-profit organization of its kind in North America, FNPA got its start by connecting First Nations in the development of environmentally preferred power generation projects with SaskPower, a crown utility in Saskatchewan.
Since the pandemic FNPA has been busy expanding this energy security vision with key partners in the Provinces of Ontario and New Brunswick. We believe that indigenous communities across Canada want to be self-sufficient, deliver a lower-cost electricity options, by building new clean energy infrastructure and wealth creation opportunities.
Please visit our website to register virtually or in-person attendance at www.fnpa.ca/events
For more Information please contact:
Guy Lonechild, President and CEO
First Nations Power Authority
Rebecca Agecoutay, Membership and Partnerships Manager
First Nations Power Authority
27 (Monday) 1:31 pm - 28 (Tuesday) 1:31 pm