BluEarth has great respect for the traditions, knowledge, and involvement of Indigenous communities in renewable energy projects and facilities.
BluEarth believes deeply in developing renewable energy projects in partnership with Indigenous Peoples in a way that balances social value, environmental protection, and the principles of shared revenue. We respect Aboriginal Title, Treaty and Constitutional Rights, as well as the rights of Indigenous Peoples to self-governance.
For more information, read our Indigenous Peoples Policy.
BluEarth is a proud partner with several First Nations on many of our renewable energy facilities. These include:
- Bow Lake Wind Facility · Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways
- Clowhom Hydro Facility · shíshálh Nation
- Culliton Creek Hydro Facility · Squamish Nation
- Dasque-Middle Hydro Facility · Kitselas First Nation, Metlakatla First Nation, Lax Kw’alaams Band
- Furry Creek Hydro Facility · Squamish Nation
- Loyalist Solar Facility · Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
- McNair Creek Hydro Facility · Squamish Nation
- Narrows Inlet Hydro Facilities · shíshálh Nation
- Tyson Hydro Facility · shíshálh Nation
Bow Lake Wind Facility
Bow Lake is an excellent example in support of our purpose – extraordinary people coming together with the power to change the future. During project development, the Batchewana First Nation of Objibways expressed interest to participate as a partner. In 2013, we announced our partnership and formed the Nodin Kitagan Limited Partnerships. Bow Lake was commissioned in 2015, and we both share in the economic benefits, risks and costs of the joint venture. This partnership demonstrates what can happen when developers and First Nations come together to build renewable energy projects to benefit present and future generations.
Learn more about our Bow Lake Wind Facility
Photo, left: Chief Dean Sayers, Batchewana First Nation
Our Indigenous Scholarship Program
BluEarth awards Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarships (ACES) to emerging Indigenous leaders to help these young people develop their skills and knowledge in the renewable energy sector.