How should Indigenous people participate in the clean energy transition? Steering Group member Ruby Heard highlights the essential criteria for an equitable transition.
1. Energy is an essential service. We should all have the same level of access to affordable, reliable and clean power, no matter where we live in this country.
2. Indigenous participation needs to occur in the design, construction and operation of energy projects.
3. There must be free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) for projects on Indigenous lands.
Hear more of Ruby's reflections in this interview with 3CR community radio.