Tansi, Hello, Bonjour,

First Nations Power Authority would like to invite you to our 2nd Annual Powering Pathways Gala – Tuesday, November 19, 2019 and our 5th Annual Indigenous Green Energy Forum – Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Both events will take place at the River Cree Resort & Casino, Edmonton, Alberta – Treaty 6 Territory

Our 2018 Forum sold-out so get your tickets today!

We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you at this event.

Kinanaskomotin, Thank You, Merci!.

Creating a better future together

Building on the success of last year’s Gala, Forum and FNPA’s recent expansion into Alberta, this year’s events are both going to be bigger in size and in scope – highlighting renewable energy opportunities across Canada.

The forum brings together Indigenous Leaders in Renewable Energy to showcase expertise and achievements towards sharing best practices and generating a dialogue on common renewable energy priorities for Indigenous People.


Provide a forum to discuss and share lessons learned from Indigenous Leadership and Executives who have succeeded in bringing new economic development, community infrastructure and wealth to their communities through renewable energy. A new Nation to Nation dialogue on renewable energy infrastructure will serve to advance Indigenous participation in the sector through greater understanding of essential community engagement, industry partnerships and project development strategies.

A key outcome from the Forum will be the establishment of new connections and networks for Indigenous People in the renewable energy sector – enabling Nation to Nation exchange of ideas, learning and partnerships. The format for event will entail a series of presentations including several that highlight successful Indigenous renewable energy projects.


Indigenous Leadership and Executives across Canada, from Economic Development, Land Management and Leadership. The Forum will also attract key representatives from independent power producers, utilities, regulators, legal, finance, government, policy groups and non-governmental organizations.

2nd Annual Powering Pathways Gala

November 19, 2019

River Cree Resort and Casino Event Centre, Enoch Cree Nation Treaty No.6

5:00 pm          Networking Reception and Silent Auction

6:15 pm           Welcome and Prayer

6:20 pm           O Canada by Nico.

6:30 pm           Dinner with Chairman Felix Thomas, and CEO of First Nations Power Authority, Guy Lonechild

7:00 pm           Chairman’s welcoming remarks and introduction of  Darlynn Lavallee, FNPA Engineer in training

7:15 pm            Deputy Minister Christine Tremblay of NRCan

8:00 pm           Entertainment –Jamie Medicine Crane 

9:30 pm           Closing remarks

5th Annual Indigenous Green Energy Forum  

November 20, 2019

River Cree Resort and Casino Event Centre, Enoch Cree Nation Treaty No.6

6:30 am                Pipe Ceremony

Master of Ceremonies – Nicole Robertson, Muskwa Media

8:00 am                Registration

9:00 am                Grand Entry – Elders, Dignitaries, Chiefs, Board, Staff, Speakers, Sponsors, Dancers, etc.

Opening Prayer – Elder Jim Brule and Beatrice Morin, Enoch Cree Nation

Treaty Territory Welcome – Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation, Treaty No.6 Grand Chief Arthur Noskey, Treaty No.8 Alberta

9:30 am                 FNPA Welcome – Felix Thomas, FNPA Chair and Guy Lonechild, FNPA President & CEO

10:00 am              ENERGY INVESTMENT – Navigating a Renewable Energy Future Q & A

Peter Tertzakian, Arc Energy Research Institute

11:00 am              Health Break

11:10 am               The CEO’s PANELThe Future of Energy Infrastructure Investment in Canada

What do leading CEO’s in Canada see for the future in energy infrastructure and the growing interest of renewable energy in Indigenous  communities?  This panel will explore the path forward for renewable energy development, the impetus for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and energy transformation opportunities for indigenous communities.

Moderator- Francis Bradley, CEO, Canadian Electricity Association

        • Mike Marsh, President and CEO, SaskPower
        • Mike Martelli, President of Renewable Power, Ontario Power Generation
        • Francis Bradley, CEO, Canadian Electricity Association

12:10 pm               Networking LunchPresentations from PowerTec Solar & WiRE

1:00 pm                 An Indigenous CEO’s Perspective

What Benefits Could Equity Ownership in Major Energy Infrastructure do for Indigenous Communities in Canada

Moderator: Guy Lonechild, FNPA

        • Margaret Kanequanash- CEO of Waytaynikaneyap Power Inc.
        • Sean Willy- CEO of Des Nedhe Development Corporation
        • Robert Wavey, Fox Lake Cree Nation

2:30 pm                Health Break

Silent Auction Closed

2:45 pm                Bigstone Cree Nation-TBD 

3:15 pm               Conference Attendees Open Forum– Emerging Business Opportunities in Canada

        • Off-Grid Diesel and Renewable Energy Opportunities
        • Industrial Power Generation (Mining, Oil & Gas )
        • Utility Scale
        • Small Scale
        • Transmission Line Development / Off-grid diesel and green energy applications

Moderator: Darren Huculak, FNPA

4:00 pm                 Minister Rick Wilson of Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation

4:45 pm                 Closing remarks

2nd Annual Powering Pathways Gala and 5th Annual Indigenous Green Energy Forum