March 26, 2024

How Indigenous Communities Are Taking A Stake In Canada's Economy

Indigenous communities were more or less shut out of fully participating in Canada's economy for centuries, but that is beginning to change. Quietly, First Nations and Indigenous communities across Canada are beginning to take ownership stakes in major clean energy, resource development, and infrastructure projects. But this isn't happening without complications and challenges. On this episode, we talk with Mark Podlasly, a member of the Nlaka’pamux Tribe and Chief Sustainability Officer for the First Nations Major Projects Coalition, about why it's happening now, the history that has led to this point, the size of the opportunity for Indigenous communities, and some of the obstacles that still remain.