The Ministry and First Nations Energy and Mining Council warmly encourage First Nations rights holders and organizations to participate in the ICEO engagement to:
- collaborate on ways to advance First Nations’ interests and participation in B.C.’s clean energy sector, including, but not limited to, the electricity sub-sector; and
- seek to align BC’s strategic clean energy policies and legislation with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Input from the March 2022 workshops was used to jointly develop three Engagement Tables to provide a venue for dialogue on priority topics:
- Electricity Table
- Hydrogen Table
- Legislative Standing Table
November 8, 2023 – ICEO Indigenous Utilities Focus Group at the Westin Bayshore Hotel downtown Vancouver
November 6-7, 2023 – Presentation at the First Nations Energy Summit
November 2-3, 2023 – Information Booth at the First Nations Leaders’ Gathering in Vancouver
June 27-28, 2023 – Indigenous Clean Energy Opportunities Workshop: Electricity 101 and Hydrogen 201 (In-person & Virtual)
January 31, 2023 – Hydrogen 101 Workshop (Virtual)
January 17-18, 2023 – Presentation at the First Nations Energy Summit
November 29-30, 2022 – Information Booth at B.C. Cabinet and First Nation’s Leaders’ Gathering in Vancouver
November 22, 2022 – Information Booth at the CleanBC: Roadmap to 2030 in Richmond
March 2022 – Two virtual regional workshops to gather feedback from First Nations rights holders and organizations on issues, policies to be discussed under the ICEO engagement, and the order of priority in which they should be discussed. FNEMC and EMLI used this develop three Engagement Tables.
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We acknowledge that the B.C. Public Service carries out its work on the territories of 204 First Nations communities across B.C., each with unique cultures, languages, legal traditions and relationships to these lands and waters. We also respectfully acknowledge and honour the Métis and Inuit people living in B.C.
Indigenous Clean Energy Opportunities (ICEO)
This initiative is a collaboration between First Nations Leadership Council, BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council and Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.
Contact ICEO: ICEO@gov.bc.ca