June 27, 2016 at 7pm
Winnipeg Meetup hosted by The Council of Canadians
This event is run by a third-party partner
Join Devin Tepleski, from Iron & Earth, and learn more about this oil sands worker led organization's efforts to advocate for a diversified energy sector and ensure trades workers have the skills they need to succeed in building the clean energy projects of tomorrow.
Admission: Free | Public Welcome
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Devin will provide a summary of the organization's mandate and story, along with two projects they are working on.
A unique training program being developed for Alberta that will see tradespeople receiving hands on training during the installation of solar PV, solar heating, electrical vehicle charging stations and energy retrofits at high schools. With a large public engagement and high school curriculum component, the Solar Skills Program is about more than just training tradespeople -- it's about getting all levels of community engaged in energy issues.
Workers' Climate Plan
Devin will also introduce you to the Workers' Climate Plan, Iron & Earth's efforts to get more trades people involved in the federal climate change consultations. Learn more about the Workers' Climate Plan at www.workersclimateplan.ca.
Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.
We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.
We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.