Save the Date - Learning Seminar: The Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia, Expanding Traditions Through Renewable Energy9/24/2012
On November 21, 2012 you are cordially invited to attend an all-day learning seminar titled: “The Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, Expanding Traditions Through Renewable Energy”. This is the fourth annual learning seminar hosted by the Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs. OAA is delighted to co-host the event this year with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia and the NS Department of Energy.
The purpose of the seminar is to profile the involvement of the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia in the development of renewable energy. As a result of Aboriginal consultation led by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, the Mi’kmaq have developed their own renewable energy strategy. That strategy has supported Mi’kmaq participation in the provincial COMFIT program (Community Feed-In-Tariff), which has encouraged partnerships between wind companies and Mi’kmaq communities.
These initiatives have positioned the Mi’kmaq as a valuable player when it comes to renewable energy. As a result, the Mi’kmaq are actively engaged in renewable energy, expanding capacity and expertise in this sector; positioning them as partners for renewable energy projects.
This active engagement by the Mi'kmaq sets the groundwork for mutually beneficial partnerships between industry and Mi’kmaq, leading to exciting new opportunities for renewable energy developments.
The learning seminar offers essential information for industry, consultants, government and non-government organizations, academics, Mi’kmaq organizations, legal professionals, and those who wish to gain a better understanding of Aboriginal consultation and partnering with Mi’kmaq in the renewable energy sector.
• Crown’s legal duty to consult
• Nova Scotia Renewable Energy Strategy
• Mi’kmaq Renewable Energy Strategy
• Mi’kmaq involvement in Renewable Energy
• Role of Proponent in Aboriginal consultation
• Building partnerships with Mi’kmaq
November 21, 2012
World Trade Convention Centre, Halifax, NS
1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2V9
Cost: $350 CA
Please contact Tracy McHarg at (902) 424-4174 or MCHARGTA@gov.ns.ca with any questions.