Chief Sharleen Gale: First Nations Are on the Front Line of Energy Projects—and Their Impacts

Oil and gas extraction in Canada has been disruptive for Indigenous communities historically. Sharleen Gale, Chief of the Fort Nelson First Nation and Chair of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition, highlights the cultural importance and economic impact of Indigenous-led energy initiatives.

Chief Sharleen Gale spoke at The Walrus Talks Economic Reconciliation in Ottawa on March 28, 2023.

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