Indigenous Clean Energy Opportunities Workshop – June 27 & 28

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As part of the Indigenous Clean Energy Opportunities process which commenced in 2021, the First Nations Energy and Mining Council and the British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation will host a 2-day hybrid workshop in person and online – Tuesday June 27 and Wednesday June 28 on xʷmə0kʷəy̓əm Musqueam territory at the Sheraton Richmond.Day 1 will feature interactive Electricity 101 knowledge and Q&A sessions on a variety of electricity-related topics such as generation, transmission, distribution, utilities and regulation, as well as alignment of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) Act into B.C.’s electricity sector, including a presentation and discussion with BC Hydro representatives on their recently released draft UN Declaration Implementation Plan.

Day 2 will engage participants in a Hydrogen 201 session, with a focus on First Nations opportunities within B.C.’s hydrogen economy. First Nations representatives will have the opportunity to connect with government and industry on questions and possibilities for First Nations communities in hydrogen development, distribution, and partnerships.

Please visit our Registration for more details and to reserve your spot.

* For in-person attendance, register here and note travel subsidy guidance below.
* A travel subsidy is available for one representative per First Nation upon request, as funding allows on a first come basis. To submit a request for travel support please contact
* Virtual attendance is also available, we invite you to register for virtual participation as an alternative to in person attendance.

To Book a Hotel Room at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel please book by May 30, 2023. After this time, rooms cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. Please call 1-800-663-0299 or email noting the workshop “BC First Nations Energy & Mining Council Conference June 2023.” All accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the guest, with a travel subsidy available after the event. We encourage you to register and book your travel and hotels at the earliest possible time as this event is at the tourist high season. Hotels are at a premium and last-minute bookings may not be available.

Questions regarding registration can be directed to First Nations Energy and Mining Council –


Dave Porter
Chief Executive Officer
BC First Nations Energy & Mining Council

Les MacLaren
Assistant Deputy Minister
Electricity and Alternative Energy Division
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation



ICEO Program Enquiries  –

For more information on the Indigenous Clean Energy Opportunities Initiative, visit ICEO website, as well as the working Terms of Reference.