CANWEA Wind and Aboriginal Communities Seminar – Ottawa -September 11, 12/2008.
The Canadian Wind Energy Association will be hosting the ‘Wind and Aboriginal Communities Seminar in
Ottawa, Ontario on September 11-12, 2008.
This 1 ½ day event will explore a path forward in the development of utility-scale wind energy projects on Aboriginal lands and with Aboriginal people across Canada. This practically-oriented workshop will look at the nature of the relationship between developers, governments and Aboriginals across Canada, and explore the social, economic and policy issues that will influence the growth of wind on Aboriginal
lands: What is the duty to consult? What does experience tell us about developing energy projects on Aboriginal lands? What are the legal and regulatory issues in various jurisdictions? Participants will learn about the perspectives and priorities of each stakeholder and examine ways of collaborating to the benefit of all.
Natural Resources Canada is offering to help First Nation organizations offset some of the travel costs associated with attending the workshop.
Each organization may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 to cover direct travel costs (e.g. airfare). Please contact Ms. Meena Peruvemba at 1-800-922-6932 ext 230 or by email if you would like to be considered to receive travel assistance. Applications will be considered and processed on a first-come, first served basis.
Ontario Aboriginal Participant Registration Funding The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Lands and Waters Branch/Renewable Energy Section wishes to cover the full cost of attending the seminar for up to 45 Aboriginal persons in Ontario. If you need further information or wish to be considered for funding, please contact Meena Peruvemba.
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