A Shared Future: Achieving Strength, Health, and Autonomy through Renewable Energy Development
CIER is excited to be part of a collaborative project, lead by Dr. Heather Castleden (Director of the Health, Environment, and Communities Research Lab at Queen's University), that will fill the current gap of Indigenous Knowledge in mainstream renewable energy development in Canada. The A Shared Future: Achieving Strength, Health, and Autonomy through Renewable Energy Development fits with CIER's mission and vision, as it ultimately seeks to address the issues of fossil fuel dependency and climate change, which threaten the environmental health and well-being of all people, but particularly so for Indigenous peoples given their intimate connections to the land.
Goal of A Shared Future: Bring forward stories of reconciliation and healing in intersectoral partnerships under the umbrella of renewable energy conservation, efficiency, and development.
Outcomes of A Shared Future: Bring to light new and restored understandings of integrative health by sharing our stories, resources, and tools with Indigenous and Settler governments, industries, ENGOs, universities, and beyond.
How will the goal be achieved? Carry out a series of related projects, each of which are conceptually and methodologically framed around reconciliation and healing using renewable energy as our platform.