Ambition: This initiative aims to support Indigenous communities’ leadership and entrepreneurship in alternative energy development in culturally and spiritually suitable ways.
The desired outcomes of this initiative entails three pillars:
- Learnings and Storytelling – a series of learning journeys documented by an Indigenous story teller to learn from Indigenous leaders and business owners
- Business Incubation and Acceleration– support and mentorship to start, and accelerate energy businesses within Indigenous communities
- Entrepreneurs Network – emergence of an Indigenous leadership/entrepreneur network to share best practices across communities
Shell Canada has supported the initial community visit and network with a building session that took place in Fall 2018. The team designed a learning journey to TRTL house in Calgary to explore learning from integration of Indigenous and Western design while aiming to grow the network and involvement.