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First Nations Leading Canada's Clean Energy Transformation - Winnipeg

March 16 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

McNally Robinson, Travel Alcove, 1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg


Although many people believe that we need to end our dependence on fossil fuels and shift to renewable energy, Canada has been slow to make this shift. There are, however, a number of examples of how this energy transformation can be achieved. One group of leaders in this transformation has not received much attention—Canada’s First Nations. In Quebec, BC, northern Canada, and Manitoba, First Nations communities are taking important, encouraging steps in ending fossil fuel dependency and leading the renewable energy transformation. This lecture will highlight examples and draw lessons from them for the wider Canadian society.

Bruce Duggan (M.B.A., University of Manitoba) is on the Board of the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association, part of the Steering Committee of 50by30, and is a member of the Manitoba Round Table on Sustainable Development. Through his consulting firm, Boke Consulting, he has provided consulting services to First Nations organizations and communities, particularly in the areas of renewable energy.


The 2019 Providence Public Lectures will demonstrate the impressive range of expertise among Providence faculty, whose topics will include politics, morality, missiology, history, biology, hermeneutics, race and gender. Presenting in Winnipeg and Steinbach, Providence professors are excited to bring their scholarship into the public square. Attendees can expect to be intellectually stimulated, perhaps challenged, and to come away with a new appreciation for Christian higher education.

All lectures are free to attend - no registration required.

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