Maskwacis First Nations fear UCP win will jeopardize solar energy investment

Solar panels are part of the landscape in Maskwacis, but Indigenous leaders worry their renewable energy transformation will end if the UCP becomes the next Alberta government.

“It’s unfortunate that the UCP leader Jason Kenney wants to dismantle the Climate Leadership Plan,” says Sam Minde, president of Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc., corporate division of Ermineskin Cree Nation.

“I think it’s a great program,” Minde said. “It directly impacts Indigenous communities across Alberta.”

Ermineskin, one of four First Nations at Maskwacis, is in the process of building a solar farm capable of generating a megawatt of power.

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