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PODCAST: Growing oil and gas opportunities for Indigenous communities

Courtney Levesque-Thomas discusses a recent report showing growing involvement of Indigenous workers, businesses and communities in natural gas and oil.

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.

 

In this article, Context speaks with:
  • Courtney Levesque-Thomas, CAPP
    Courtney Levesque-Thomas Advisor Indigenous Policy, CAPP