Vancouver, BC – June 4, 2024 – The Clean Energy Association of British Columbia (CEBC) is excited to announce that Kwatuuma Cole Sayers, Executive Director of CEBC, will be participating in this year’s Indigenous Partnership Success Showcase. Join us on June 6, 2024, at 2:30 PM, for a panel discussion with the Honourable Minister Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines, and Low-Carbon Innovation, moderated by Michelle Mungall, with introductions from Leon Gaber, about Indigenous opportunities across BC’s electrification value chain. 

“The need for clean energy is more urgent than ever. At Generate 2024, Minister Osborne and I discussed the critical role of First Nations and aligned Indigenous partnerships in BC’s energy transition, in line with BC Hydro’s current and future calls for power. The Province of British Columbia is leading the way in the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples through the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. This commitment to reconciliation is reflected in the increasing involvement of First Nations as leaders in the clean energy sector,” said Kwatuuma Cole Sayers. “As we face increasing demand for sustainable energy solutions, the Indigenous Partnership Success Showcase offers a vital platform for us to highlight how Indigenous-led clean energy projects can lead the way in environmental stewardship and economic reconciliation, while celebrating the progress we’ve made. I am honoured to participate in this discussion, and I look forward to sharing insights and exploring new pathways for collaboration and innovation.”

The Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase (IPSS) is a leading platform for celebrating Indigenous success, fostering partnerships and promoting sustainable development. The annual event brings together a diverse range of participants to connect, learn and draw inspiration from the accomplishments of Indigenous communities in Canada. The fifth annual showcase will be held this week on June 5 – 6 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Visit: to learn more.

About Kwatuuma Cole Sayers

Kwatuuma Cole Sayers, Executive Director for Clean Energy Association of British Columbia, is from the Hupacasath and Alexander First Nations. He is a powerful advocate for First Nations involvement in renewable energy, community energy systems, and clean technology. He believes in a sustainable, innovative clean energy future for First Nations and Canada, where First Nations are equity owners and partners in major projects in the energy transition.

About Clean Energy Association of British Columbia

Clean Energy Association of British Columbia represents over 130 members, including leading clean energy companies, First Nations, service providers and academic institutions contributing to British Columbia’s renewable energy industry. CEBC’s mission is to support BC’s transition to low-carbon energy through the development of effective climate policy and clean energy electrification.

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