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REPORT: The Growing Importance of Indigenous Relations in the Canadian Energy and Mining Sector – Energy Now

January 22, 2024

EY Canada has launched a report examining indigenous relations as it pertains to energy and resource organizations across Canada.

Indigenous communities, governments and organizations in every region of Canada have been active developers of renewable energy projects over the past two decades.

  • Since 2017, the number of medium and large Indigenous clean energy projects has grown by 29.6%
  • As of February 2022, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit entities are partners or beneficiaries of almost 20% of Canada’s electricity-generating infrastructure.

The report shows that relationships and agreements between corporations and Indigenous groups in Canada have come a long way over the past few decades. However, many corporations do not know how to work effectively, equitably and meaningfully with Indigenous groups.A

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