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 that in 2019, oil sands producers spent $2.4 billion in partnerships with Indigenous supply chain companies (a 52% jump from 2017) and Indigenous workers make up 7.4% of the oil and natural gas industry workforce (more than double the national average).
Energy Examined host Tracy Larsson delves into these numbers with CAPP Indigenous Policy Advisor Courtney Levesque-Thomas, including what they mean for these communities and the future.