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You have reached the home of Energy Examined podcasts. Energy Examined is a podcast that examines energy issues that impact Canada and the world. We tackle questions regarding growing global energy demand, the transition toward a lower-carbon future, and the role innovation and sustainable approaches can play at finding solutions to meet the economic, environmental and social priorities of all Canadians.

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Apr 7, 2021

Among the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action are those calling for economic reconciliation. Through the growth of Indigenous employment, business partnerships and home-grown companies, Indigenous communities are seeking to reduce poverty and gain economic independence.

A recent survey by CAPP shows...

Sep 2, 2020

Karen Ogen-Toews is CEO for the First Nations LNG Alliance and a council member for the Wet'suwet'en First Nation.

She chats with Energy Examined host Tracy Larsson about how First Nations have been dealing with the COVID crisis, and the lifeline that major energy projects like Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada are...

Jul 15, 2020

Bob Joseph is the founder of Indigenous Corporate Training. He chats with Energy Examined about the importance of understanding Indigenous history in Canada, and the nuances of cross-cultural communication when conducting Indigenous consultation for major energy projects.

Weaving in thoughts on reconciliation and...

Mar 3, 2020

Recent pipeline protests and rail blockades were intended to show solidarity with First Nations. But what about the aspirations of those First Nations who support--and depend on--resource development as a means to end poverty and enrich communities?

Crystal Smith is the Haisla Chief Councillor and chair of the First...

Nov 7, 2019

Dale Swampy is president of the National Coalition of Chiefs (NCC), a group that represents the many Indigenous communities across Canada who support oil and natural gas development.  

In this podcast, Swampy discusses how energy development can create jobs and opportunities for Indigenous Peoples while helping to...